Nusrat Killing

‘Trial to be finished in shortest possible time’

Staff Correspondent

26 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said necessary steps will be taken to finish the trial for the murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi in record time.

“Our Prime Minister and the people of our country are angry about the incident and they want the trial to end soon. We would take necessary measures to finish the trial like that of child Rajon murder,” he said.

The minister came up with the remarks while addressing a press conference marking the National Legal Aid Day on April 28 at his ministry office.

When asked what kind of legal help the ministry can offer BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her release on parole, he said, “She does not fall under any category to avail herself of the legal aid benefit. I don’t know anything about any move to free BNP chief Khaleda Zia on parole.”

He said a total of 393,790 people have been given legal aid free of cost from 2009 to 2019 and of them, 66,402 were prisoners.

“We provided legal help to 82,000 justice seekers only in 2017-18 fiscal year. We have set a target for providing legal help for 90,000 justice seekers in 2018-19 fiscal,” he added.

The law minister also discussed different activities carried out by the present government over the last ten years.