Around 2, 03,052 cases are now pending with country’s second largest judge court in Chattogram resulting in litigants’ sufferings,
their wastage of time and procrastination in case conduction,
The concerned people opined that the main reason behind to increase the number of cases at the said court is filing of more cases compared to fewer disposals.
They also said that the shortage of judges is another main reason to enhance the cases in the court. As a result, the litigants have to suffer very much side by side wasting their time and money. The court started its journey in January 2019 with 2,03,052 pending cases.
Among the cases, a total of 39,669 cases were pending in Chattogram Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court, 29,879 cases in Chattogram Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, 18,114 cases in Chattogram District and Session Judge Court, 14,408 cases in Chief Judicial Magistrate Court and 10,0982 cases were pending in civil courts. Court sources said a total of 18,587 cases out of 2,21,639 were disposed of different Chattogram courts in last three months from January to March.
Among the disposal cases, 3,544 were in Chattogram Metropolitan Session Judge Court, 5,853 in Chattogram Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, 840 in Chattogram District and Session Judge Court, 5,282 in Chief Judicial magistrate court and 3,068 cases were in civil courts that disposed in last three months.
Talking to BSS, AKM Sirajul Islam Chowdhury, public prosecutor of Chattogram district, said a total of 15 posts of judges out of 92 were vacant in the Chattogram court and the disposal of cases has become fewer day by day compared to filing of more cases.
“The plaintiffs are now helpless as heaps of cases are increasing in Chattogram district court
and Metropolitan court day by
day,” he said, adding that the judicial activities have been hampered very much due to shortage of judges.
Advocate Ayub Khan, general secretary of Chattogram District Bar Association (CDBA), told BSS that the leaders of the CDBA sent a letter to the concerned department of the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs ministry about the shortage of judges.
Talking to BSS Advocate Badrul Anwar, president of CDBA, said the CDBA leaders met with the concerned authority and the concerned authority assured them to resolve the matter immediately.