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11:49 AM, April 21, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:52 AM, April 21, 2021

Over 12,000 under-trial prisoners released on bail in 6 working days

A total of 12,258 under-trial prisoners got released from jails after securing bail from virtual courts across the country in six working days till yesterday (Tuesday).

Supreme Court Spokesman Md Saifur Rahman, in a statement, said a total of 20,953 bail petitions were disposed during the period.

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Yesterday, the subordinate courts disposed of 2,973 bail petitions in connection with different criminal cases through virtual hearing and granted bail to 1,576 under-trial prisoners.

The regular activities of courts across the country, including the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court remain suspended, due to ongoing surge of Covid-19 cases.                  

Earlier, 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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