Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim has submitted an appeal to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court verdict that upheld his conviction and 10 years' jail sentence in a corruption case.
We appreciate the comments made by Law Minister Anisul Huq recently that a high-powered committee will be set up to expedite the disposal of some 3.4 million cases stuck in the pipeline. We understand this committee will help investigators produce witnesses and complete investigations at shortened periods of time.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been facing an acute shortage of judges as no new judges have been appointed to the court for more than two years despite the retirement, resignation and death of some judges.
The Supreme Court did not hear any of 20 war crimes-related appeals filed with its Appellate Division after disposing of the appeal of
Supreme Court upholds death penalty awarded to war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for his wartime crimes, dismissing his review plea against the gallows.
The Supreme Court defers till May 3 hearing on the review petition filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.
Supreme Court asks High Court to give its decision by May 31 on a ruling over the legality of collecting information from the tenants by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Supreme Court commutes the death sentence of a member of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to jail until death for the bomb attack on Sylhet judge in 2005.