Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has alleged that laws are not being applied equally now for all in the country.
BNP spokes person Asaduzzaman Ripon made the allegation in a reaction after the High Court had lifted the stay order on the Gatco graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday.
"Laws are not equal for all. Justice now varies from person to person. Trial is being held quickly for somebody, while slowly for another," said Ripon while addressing a press conference at the Party's Noyapaltan central office on Wednesday.
He also said, "Laws and justice are not functioning free of influence of the government". "Despite we want to rely on the sagacity of the judges".
Comparing Khaleda Zia's graft cases with the prime minister's special envoy Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad's ones, Asaduzzaman said the date of Ershad's cases is fixed after months while the date of Khaleda's cases is fixed within a week.
"Judges assigned to deal cases of Khaleda may dispose of speedily while Judges for Ershad's cases may settle them smoothly and meticulously. These are the businesses of the judges".
Ripon mentioned that there were cases against the Awami League President but the cases were dismissed.
"Naiko and Gatco graft cases were filed against Sheikh Hasina but these were defered or cancelled. That is why we are claiming that laws are not applied equally for all".
BNP international affairs secretary Asaduzzaman claimed that recent killings including a number of child were results of misrule in the country.
Taking Chief Justice S K Sinha in their confidence, BNP spokes person hoped that he would take steps so that justices were ensured for all equally.