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Speedy Trial Amendment Bill 2024 placed in JS

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Published: 22:12, 29 February 2024  
Speedy Trial Amendment Bill 2024 placed in JS

The Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Amendment Bill, 2024 has been placed in the Jatiya Sangsad aimed at making the provisional law enacted in 2002 a permanent one to contain vandalism and obstructions to public movement.

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on behalf of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan placed the bill on Thursday in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

As the Law and Order Disruption [Speedy Trial] was initially enacted for two years and its tenure was later extended on several occasions,' according to the draft of the bill.

'The law has successfully played an effective role in curbing crimes. This law was necessary as it proved to be useful in containing crimes,' said the minister while placing the bill at the Jatiya Sangsady.

The Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Act remains effective until April 9, 2024.

In July 2019, the parliament passed the Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Bill 2019, extending its validity till 2024 with the aim of disposing of 'sensitive cases' that require quick disposal.
 

  Asad/Mukul