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Shifting of court: Khaleda challenges government notification

Sun Online Desk

26th May, 2019 02:48:12 printer

Shifting of court: Khaleda challenges government notification

 

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the legality of the government notification over court shifting.  

According to notification, Niko graft trial against her (Khaleda Zia) will be held at a special court inside Keraniganj Central Jail instead of a Dhaka court.

On behalf of Khaleda Zia, Barrister Kayser Kamal, a lawyer for Khaleda, filed the writ petition with the HC on Sunday.

According to the writ petition, Khaleda prayed to the HC to stay the effectiveness of notification issued by the law ministry.

Citing the petition, Barrister Kayser Kamal informed journalist that the gazette notification issued by the law ministry transferring the court for holding trial of Niko case is contradictory to the relevant provision of the constitution and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Under the provision, the trial of any case will have to be held in open court.

On May 12, the law ministry issued the gazette notification mentioning that trials of 17 cases including the Niko against Khaleda Zia would be held at a special court inside Keraniganj Central Jail in Dhaka due to security concerns.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday filed a writ petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the legality of the government notification over court shifting.  

According to notification, Niko graft trial against her (Khaleda Zia) will be held at a special court inside Keraniganj Central Jail instead of a Dhaka court.

On behalf of Khaleda Zia, Barrister Kayser Kamal, a lawyer for Khaleda, filed the writ petition with the HC on Sunday.

According to the writ petition, Khaleda prayed to the HC to stay the effectiveness of notification issued by the law ministry.

Citing the petition, Barrister Kayser Kamal informed journalist that the gazette notification issued by the law ministry transferring the court for holding trial of Niko case is contradictory to the relevant provision of the constitution and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Under the provision, the trial of any case will have to be held in open court.

On May 12, the law ministry issued the gazette notification mentioning that trials of 17 cases including the Niko against Khaleda Zia would be held at a special court inside Keraniganj Central Jail in Dhaka due to security concerns.


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