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Saturday, 26 February 2011

The law minister has urged the judges to work with more sincerity and honesty to ease the backlog of cases.

"If the process of trial is not expedited and the backlog of cases not eased it may result in people's non-confidence in the judiciary," Shafique Ahmed said on Saturday.

The lawyer-turned-minister was inaugurating the 102nd Judicial Administration Training Course at the Judicial Training Administration Institute in the city.

Trial of criminal cases prolongs even for 20-25 years for various reasons, including the absence of witnesses, he said, adding "… things should not go this way."

He also emphasised honesty, sincerity and integrity of the judges to solve the problem.

The minister said the government would frame a law to avoid the absence of witnesses, one of the main reasons behind the huge pending cases.

About the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) household report that claimed judiciary to be the most corrupt sector, he said, "It's confusing and unacceptable."

Twenty-five district judges are taking part in the six-day training programme. Director of the institute justice Hamidul Haque chaired the inaugural session.


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