Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told the House that all criminals must face trial and punishment if they are found guilty, no matter how powerful they are.
“Criminals have no party. Their identity is that they are criminals and they must be tried no matter how powerful they are,” the premier, who is now in on a four-day state visit in Italy, told the parliament in a scripted reply to a tabled question from Awami League lawmaker Gloria Jharna Sarker.
The prime minister said the judiciary is carrying out its trial proceedings independently and without any influence during the Awami League government.
The judiciary has gained public trust and confidence through establishing the rule of law and justice, she said in her answer.
Sheikh Hasina mentioned court verdicts and trial progress in various sensational cases including killing of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, Buet student Abrar Fahad, Rifat of Barguna and Narayanganj seven murder.
“These killing incidents are not merely much-talked ones, it is tantamount to social and moral degradation of the people. But we’ve been able to complete the trial of these killings speedily through the judiciary. So, relief was restored among people,” she said.
In reply to another starred question from AL MP Shafiqul Islam Shimul (Natore-2), the PM placed her government’s 25-point plan for the development of the healthcare services in the country.