876 accused secured bail from Bangladesh's lower courts on Wednesday
11:41 AM, May 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:03 PM, May 28, 2020

876 accused secured bail from lower courts on Wednesday

A total of 876 people accused in different criminal cases secured bail from lower courts across the country yesterday.

The subordinate courts passed the bail orders after holding virtual hearings on the petitions filed by the accused persons seeking bail in the cases, Supreme Court Spokesman Md Saifur Rahman told The Daily Star last night.

He said the subordinate courts disposed of a total of 1,856 bail petitions filed by the accused.

With yesterday's bail orders, a total of 19,461 accused persons received bail from the subordinate courts in nine working days, after court functions began following a gap of 46days.       

Regular court activities across the country including appellate and high court divisions of the supreme court remained closed since March 26 due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The closures are scheduled to continue till May 30.                    

On May 10, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued some directives for the courts about dealing with urgent cases through using information and communication technology during the ongoing closure.

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