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Cases to be tried in speedy trial tribunals: Anisul

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Cases to be tried in speedy trial tribunals: Anisul

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Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said the cases filed over the recent attacks on temples and properties of Hindu communities in Cumilla will be tried in speedy trial tribunals.  

“Probes are ongoing into the incidents. The cases will be sent to speedy trial tribunals after submission of probe reports by investigation officers in the cases, he said.

The minister gave the information at a ceremony to welcome newly appointed sub-registrars at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

In reply to a question, Anisul Huq noted that the use of CCTV footage as evidence is permitted in speedy trial tribunals.

“There is a clause on accepting video footages as evidence in speedy trial tribunals. It will not be a problem,” he said.

About the cases filed over attacks on Hindu communities in Nasirnagar of Brahmanbaria in 2016, he said, “Investigations into these cases are yet to finish. The court cannot take any action for speedy trial until the probes are completed and reports are submitted.” Anisul also said that the government has showed a willingness to ensure justice for Hindu communities who were attacked by fanatic mullahs after reports of ‘desecration of the Holy Quran’ in Cumilla went viral. 

Mentioning that there is no lack of willingness to ensure speedy trials of the cases filed over the Cumilla incident, the law minister said, “The government has ensured quick verdicts in many cases filed over recent heinous incidents that have shaken the society through speedy trials.