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CJ takes special move to hold hearing on old appeals

MUHAMMAD YEASIN, Dhaka
CJ takes special move to hold hearing on old appeals

Chief Justice (CJ) Syed Mahmud Hossain has taken a special measure to dispose of old appeals, including death references and criminal and civil cases, lying pending before the Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) for long.

During the hearing on a contempt of court rule recently, the CJ said the apex court granted many prayers made by lawyers for holding hearing on some important cases. 

“We accepted their (lawyers) prayers and disposed of many important cases. As a result, we could not settle many other important cases like death references, which were lying pending before the apex court for long,” he said.

The CJ added: “As a large number of death-row convicts are suffering mentally due to the uncertainty over their fate, we have decided to hold hearing on old-death references on priority basis.”
Not only death references, the CJ has also taken initiative to hold hearing on the long-pending criminal and civil cases.  

To implement the CJ decision, two AD benches fixed Tuesday and Wednesday of every week to hear old appeals relating to death references and criminal and civil cases.

Newly-appointed Attorney General AM Amin Uddin welcomed the CJ move, saying, “This is a very innovative decision, and it will help justice seekers get justice very soon.”

Now the litigants need not to move inside the court door for a long time following the special measure taken by the chief justice, the chief law officer of the state added.

According to SC sources, 24,360 cases -- 15,875 civil and 8,301 criminal cases and 184 contempt petitions -- were pending before the AD till June 30 this year. 

After the maiden initiative of the chief justice, the two SC benches disposed of 4,073 cases in just three months (July to September).  The two benches are currently disposing of many cases as per the decision of the chief justice, the sources said.

Talking to this correspondent, Supreme Court senior lawyer Advocate Shah Monjurul Hoque said appeals and civil petitions are currently disposed of quickly at the Supreme Court with due process of law following the SC move.  

“The backlog of cases at the Supreme Court will also reduce within a short time, if this process continues,” he added, saying this is a very good initiative taken by the chief justice as litigants would get justice quickly due to the move.

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