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Law Minister: Comilla attack cases will be tried in Speedy Trial Tribunal

  • Published at 08:46 pm October 23rd, 2021
Law Minister Anisul Huq
File photo of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq Dhaka Tribune

Speedy Trial Tribunal has a section that accepts CCTV footage as evidence

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said trials of the cases filed over the recent attacks on Durga Puja mandaps in Comilla will be held in Speedy Trial Tribunal.

The minister said the accused has been identified from CCTV camera footage. "There is a section [in the Speedy Trial Tribunal Act] to accept CCTV footage as evidence. So, there will be no problem regarding that."

He said this in response to a journalist's question at the welcoming ceremony for the newly appointed sub-registrars and view exchange meeting at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.

After getting the investigation reports from the police, Anisul said, the cases will be sent to the Speedy Trial Tribunal.

On October 13, a 999 call to police reported that a copy of the Quran was found on an idol of a puja venue in Comilla.

Locals said they found a copy of the Quran on the lap of the Hanuman idol, but his weapon, a club, was missing.

Several temples and puja venues in the city came under attack in the afternoon as tension mounted over allegations of sacrilege.

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The violence later spread across Bangladesh, leaving seven dead and many Hindu houses and businesses vandalized.

About the appointment of judges in the High Court, the minister said: "Appointment of judges in the High Court is a regular process and it will continue. We are now thinking of formulating a policy about judge appointment."

Regarding the e-registration process for land, Anisul said: "A pilot project is now being implemented. We will get reports of the project on October 31 this year. Depending on the reports, we will launch the e-registration process across the country".

Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division Secretary Md Moinul Kabir and Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar joined the function as special guests with Narayanganj District Registrar Md Ziaul Haque in the chair.

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