• Saturday, Dec 04, 2021
  • Last Update : 07:06 pm

HC issues contempt rule against 3 secretaries

  • Published at 06:16 pm October 31st, 2016
  • Last updated at 06:26 pm October 31st, 2016
HC issues contempt rule against 3 secretaries
The secretaries--Law Ministry's secretaries for Law and Justice Division and Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, secretary of ministry of Social Welfare-- were asked to come up with answers of the previous order by September 7. According to court records, the senior government officials did not come up with any explanation. In Monday's ruling, Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice JBM Hassan have asked the three secretaries to come up with an answer in three weeks why contempt of court proceedings will not be initiated against the them. Different court records show three individuals moved with the High Court earlier this year seeking bail in four rape cases filed in Dhaka, Cox's Bazar and Rangpur. Of the cases two were filed under the Children act and two under the Women & Children Repression Prevention act. The court asked the three secretaries to explain the matter as why the cases were filed in separate laws though the incidents were identical. They were also asked to explain the matter by September 7. Under the Children Act, 2013, only the child court is empowered to hold trial of the offence if a child is a victim or witness of the case. But, there is no mention specifically in the law which court will hold the trial if an adult person is accused of the case. Going through the vagueness of the law during hearing the bail petitions of four adult accused in separate cases under the children law, the HC bench in March this year sought explanations from four judges of child courts in Dhaka, Rangpur and Cox’s Bazar on this issue. The HC also issued separate rules upon the government to explain as to why the accused petitioners should not be granted bail in the cases filed against them under the children law. The judges of the child courts then submitted explanations saying that there is no specific provision in the Children Act, 2013 regarding what the process will be for granting bail to an adult accused and the trial of the case if the victim is a child. After receiving the explanations from the child court judges, the HC bench on August 14 asked the three secretaries to give explanation on the ambiguity of the law.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail