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Govt considering confiscation of war criminals’ property

  • Published at 01:16 am December 16th, 2016
Govt considering confiscation of war criminals’ property
Observing that the war criminals did not gain their wealth in a proper way, the minister said: “We are considering whether wealth and properties of the war criminals would be confiscated or not. The government is now consulting the legal issues in this regard.” The minister made the observation while addressing a view exchange meeting with sub-registrars, deed-writers and copyists at Dhaka Registration Complex in the capital’s Tejgaon area. Stating that the government fought a long battle to ensure justice through legal process, Anisul said: “Holding the trial and ensuring justice is not a matter of a day or two. As the Awami League believes in the rule of law, the trials are being held following the due legal and proper process.” Asked about the ongoing debate over the power of control and discipline of the lower court, the law minister said: “As the chief justice is now on a visit to China, I would rather disclose my views to media after he returns to the country.” Earlier, while inaugurating a help desk with digital display at the registration complex, Anisul said: “The office would be promoted to a bureau before the next budget.” Ahead of his visit to the registration building, the copyists staged a human chain programme demanding their arrears. The law minister assured them of fulfilling their demand and called them to return to work withdrawing the pen-strike. During the programme, Law and Parliament Secretary Mohammad Shahidul Haque, Dhaka District Registrar Dipak Kumar Sarkar, Chief Inspector Md Abdul Mannan and Sub-Registrar of Shyampur Sheikh Kausar Ahmed spoke as well, among others.