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19 February, 2018 12:32:11 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 19 February, 2018 09:15:12 PM
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Complete trial of 139 people by 31 Aug: HC

139 people in jail for 7 years awaiting trial
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Complete trial of 139 people by 31 Aug: HC

The High Court has issued an order giving courts until 31st August to conclude the trials of 139 people who have been languishing in jail for more than 7 years.

The High Court bench of Justice Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order today (Monday). 

The High Court also asked lower courts to submit a report on the progress of trials to the Supreme Court monitoring cell.

The High Court also ordered investigation officers to ensure that witnesses appear at court to settle the cases on time. The High Court has threatened legal action against witnesses who do not comply. It also directed deputy commissioners and superintendents of police across the country to provide assistance in completing the trials on time. 

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