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DHAKA Friday 7 February 2014, 25 Magh 1420, BS 6 Rabius Sani 1435 HIJRI

Judge shortage hampers trial at  Lalmonirhat court
Publish Date : 2014-02-07,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 12

Our Correspondent
LALMONIRHAT, Feb 6 About 4,800 criminal cases  have been  lying pending in Lalmonirhat court due to Shortage of judges for the last two months. Poor pleads from different villages in the district have been  undergoing untold. Suffering. The lawyesr in the court are seen passing their times idly. The financially  solvent  pleaders have  made up their minds to go the High Court for legal practice.
The court official sources said, eight  out of ten posts of judge  Have been lying vacant for the last two months. Only two judges including chief judicial magistrate and senior judicial magistrate have been running their courts. The vacant judges' posts are district and session judge, joint district judges, judicial magistrates, sources said.
While talking to a poor pleads Meherun Bewa, Habidur Rahman, Mobarak Hossain came from Patgram and Hatibandha upazila said, they have been moving in the court area for the last two months but their cases are still pending due to shortage of judges. They spend their times and money  everyday to communicate with the court, they said adding they are  sufferings before getting justice.
While talking to  the lawyes Shariful Islam Raju, Abu Hayat Khandaker Lelin, Kamal Roy said, they are passing their times very idly as they have no cases  in the court as maximum cases are pending due  to lack of judges.
General people and lawyers urged the authorities concerned of the government  to post judges in vacant posts for Lalmonirhat as soon as possible to ensure the  justice.

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