‘Cases pending for over 10 yrs must be disposed of within 3 months’

Published : 17 Sep 2022 08:18 PM

Justice Mohammad Jahangir Hossain of High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court, President of the Monitoring Committee of Khulna Division, exchanged views with the judicial department, district administration, police administration and lawyers of Magura in the conference room of learned District and Sessions Judge Court of Magura on Saturday morning.

District and Sessions Judge of Magura Mohammad Kamrul Hasan presided over the meeting.  Ashraful Alam, the Deputy Commissioner Magura spoke at the meeting. Superintendent of Magura Police Mohammad Moshiuddaula Reza, District Judge Court GP Advocate Mahbub Morshed Babla, PP Advocate Eskender Azam Bablu, District Bar Association President Advocate Abu Aiyub Biswas, General Secretary Advocate Sajidur Rahman Sangram spoke Among others.

Justice Mohammad Jahangir Hossain said in the opinion exchange meeting, "The cases should be disposed of quickly so that the judicial aspirants do not have to visit the court year after year. The tangle of cases should be reduced. All concerned with the judiciary must work together for this. This is the wish of Chief Justice of Bangladesh. 

Justice Jahangir Hossain also said, "All such old cases which have been under trial over 10 years must be settled within three months. Only then will the trust of the common people in the judiciary remain constant.

Addressing the Deputy Commissioner, he said, "I hope that other Executive Magistrates under the District Magistrate will always be careful that they properly perform their duties as per the law of the country".

Regarding the police administration, he said, 'Police's contribution to the criminal justice system of Bangladesh is undeniable. That is why the police have a lot of responsibility towards the judiciary. The police should be more aware while submitting the investigation report. They should always kept a watchful eye that the witnesses come regularly in the court'.

In the meeting this informed that, the last 5-year statistics of the district judge's court showed that the number of pending old cases is 5071. Among which there are several cases more than 10 years old.