• Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Executive magistrates won’t get judicial power: Law minister

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Law Minister Anisul Huq
Law Minister Anisul Huq

As per relevant laws, there is no scope to provide judicial power to the executive magistrates, Law Minister Anisul Huq said today.

The minister, however, said the government may provide power to the mobile courts to try and punish people for the offences related to drug and gambling.

The government will amend the relevant laws if the home ministry takes initiatives in this regard, he said.

Huq was talking to reporters after attending a session of deputy commissioners’ conference at Secretariat.

The law minister said the government will issue a circular prohibiting marriage between Rohingya and Bangalee people in the country.

The Quazis who will conduct such marriage will be punished, he said.

Replying to a question, Huq said the government will take necessary measures if any untoward incident takes place over the trial of crimes against humanity.

The government will not do anything that damages the independence of the judiciary, he said.

Published: 2:08 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last modified: 10:18 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014

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