POST TIME: 20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 19 January, 2020 10:45:27 PM
Initiative will be taken soon to set up a law university
Over 36 lakh cases pending in courts
Law minister tells parliament
BSS, Sangsad Bhaban

Over 36 lakh cases pending in courts

More than 36.4 lakh cases are now pending with the higher and lower courts across the country, according to statistics placed by Law Minister Anisul Huq in the parliament yesterday. “Till September 2019, the total number of the cases pending with the country’s higher and lower courts were 36,40,639,” he said, in reply to a question from treasury bench MP Syeda Rubina Akhter. Of the pending cases, 14,53,107 were civil cases while 20,90,526 criminal cases and 97,006 other cases (condemned petitions and writs,” Anisul said. He informed the House that 5,13,396 cases were under trial in the higher courts while 31,27,243 cases in the subordinate courts.

Anisul said the government has taken various effective measures for quick disposal of the pending cases. He said the present government has gained a marked progress in disposal of the pending cases after taking various measures, including recruitment of new judges and introduction of tribunals and infrastructural development. In addition to that, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq yesterday told parliament that the government would take an initiative soon to set up a law university in the country.

He came up with the disclosure while replying to a question placed by Jatiya Party lawmaker Shamim Haider Patwary (Gaibandha-1) in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

“At present, there is no separate law university in Bangladesh. But, while speaking at the judicial conference on December 7, 2019, the chief justice placed the necessity of setting up a law university in Bangladesh and the honourable prime minister assured of introducing such a university here,” the law minister said.

As per assurance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Anisul said, the government will take a measure to set up a law university in the country.