A total of 361 more accused in custody were given bail in virtual courts in Rajshahi on Tuesday, the third consecutive day of beginning the system there.
Of them, 90 get bail in district and session judge court, 36 in metropolitan session judge court, 147 in chief metropolitan magistrate court and another 88 in chief judicial magistrate court, reports BSS.On the third day, hearings of the cases took place in the courts through video conferencing.
Public Prosecutor and special public prosecutors placed their respective statements on behalf of the state in each of the cases through video conferencing while the advocates took part in hearings of the cases in the virtual court from their respective places defending their clients.
After hearing both the sides, the courts granted bail to 361 accused in custody.
Quoting Public Prosecutor Ibrahim Hossain BSS said the virtual court has been launched for bail hearing of the accused in custody amid the Covid-19 at the directive of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Earlier on Monday, the virtual courts granted bail to 153 custodial accused while another five on Sunday, the beginning day.