Anisul for speeding up trial proceedings
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Anisul for speeding up trial proceedings

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the speed of work throughout the world has multiplied in this digital age and the judges here too have to take this into consideration and speed up their trial proceedings.

“Time has changed. You are now the judges of digital age. Justice seekers in this age will not accept delay in trial. They want speedy justice. There is an old saying, justice delayed is justice denied and justice hurried is justice buried. You have to keep a balance between these two,” he said.

The law minister said these while addressing inaugural function of 46th and 47th foundation training courses for assistant judges and equivalent officials at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital.

“To get rid of the problem of failure in locating concerned medical officer and initial investigation officer to testify in the case, we have made it compulsory to add their mobile numbers in charge-sheet. Now we are making it more modern, we will inform them and also the witnesses about hearing dates through SMS. Now the judges have to ensure the fact that, they have to record testimonies of them when they appear before the court,” the minister added.

Reiterating his call for speeding up the trial process, Anisul Huq said we have to maintain a good pace or else we would not be able to ease the backlog of 39 lakh cases.

Presided over by JATI Director General Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, the function was addressed by Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar, among others.

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