CJ’s exhortation sees hanging cases resolved

Bahauddin Imran
Published : 15:01, May 15, 2019 | Updated : 15:04, May 15, 2019

A general view of the Supreme Court building of Bangladesh. BANGLATRIBUNE/Sazzad HossainTo settle criminal cases that had been running for ages, the chief justice adopted an innovative initiative and gave additional responsibility to 16 benches of the court.
In the first three months, the judges of the court have worked tirelessly to settle cases. As per Supreme Court’s information, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain told 16 benches to settle 80734 old cases.
Till Apr 18 last, the 16 benches settled 41,464 cases and set a record.
The justices in charge of the cases include: Muhammad Abdul Hafiz, AKM Asaduzzaman, Emdadul Huq, Syed Md Ziaul Karim, Md Rezaul Haque, Sheikh Abdul Awal, Farah Mahbub, Md. Moinul Islam Chowdhury, Obaidul Hassan and others.
Supreme Court Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin, said, “Since the cases are hanging for a long time, the government has to spend a lot of money and the justice seekers also face mental torment.”
Welcoming the initiative, he said: “This is a positive step. Cases should end quickly, irrespective of the verdict.”
Registrar General, Dr Zakir Hossain said, “The judges have completed half of the cases and hopefully, within the next three months, all the other cases will be settled.”