‘New faces to get priority in DAG appointment’

Staff Correspondent

2 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday said new faces will be given priority in the appointment process for the post of deputy attorney general (DAG).         

“I had asked the law officials who have been observing duties as deputy attorney generals since 2009. Following the call, I have so far received resignation letters of 87 officials. Appointment against these vacant posts will be made soon and new faces will be given priority in this regard,” he said.    

Anisul made the remarks while addressing the inaugural function of the 142nd refresher training course for joint-district and session judges and equivalent officials at Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) in the capital.

JATI Director General Justice Khondker Musa Khaled presided over the inaugural function while Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque also spoke.

While talking about trial over Holey Artisan militant attack case, the law minister said the court will decide how many witnesses are needed to examine for proving the case.

“Prosecution wants to end the trial soon and the learned court perhaps also will realize the fact. I don’t want to say any other thing about this trial as I don’t want to talk about sub-judice matter. I just want to tell that trial over different sensational crimes shall not go beyond the justice and exemplary punishment has to be ensured quickly and we would give attention to this,” he added.

Meanwhile, the law minister on Monday handed over keys of cars among 62 additional district and sessions judges through a function held on the premises of Directorate of Registration in the capital.

All the distributed vehicles are brand new cars, he said, suggesting the additional district and session judges to use the vehicles with care.