• Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Speedy trial law to stay 5yrs more

Star Online Report

The cabinet today approved in principle the draft of speedy trial act to extend its effectiveness to five years more.

The existing law expires on April 6, said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said while briefing the media after the meeting.

The amended law will be titled 'Law and Order Disruption Offence (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Act, 2014'.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presides over a cabinet meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat Monday. Photo: TV grab.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presides over a cabinet meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat Monday. Photo: TV grab.

The draft will get final approval after a scrutiny by the law ministry, added the cabinet secretary.

"The law has survived the test of time and that's why its tenure has been extending repeatedly," he said.

The act was formulated in 2002 during the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami four-party coalition regime to prevent crimes like extortion and vandalism.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting held at Bangladesh Secretariat.

Published: 2:24 pm Monday, February 17, 2014

Last modified: 8:14 pm Monday, February 17, 2014

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