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- Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday fixed October 10 for hearing the government’s plea filed against the High Court (HC) order that declared the mobile court, conducted by the executive magistrates, illegal and contradictory to the Constitution. A six-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, fixed the date in the morning. Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said there is no bar to carry on mobile court till October 10. Earlier on May 11, the High Court declared illegal of the operation of mobile court by the executive magistrate. On May 14, the Chamber Judge stayed the HC order in response to an appeal filed by the government till May 18. On May 21, the SC adjourned the verdict of the High Court till July 2. The SC, on July 4, extended its earlier order for two weeks staying the High Court verdict.
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Muhith’s graft remark a political recognition: Iftekhar
Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s comment that those who have power get involved in graft is a political recognition and manifestation of political will, said Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman.
“We’ve always been talking about corruption, and now we want to believe the minister’s statement as a political recognition and manifestation of political will,” he said while talking to UNB.
Muhith and the government must be aware what needs to be done in this situation and they should take steps accordingly, he added.
Only words cannot eradicate corruption, said the TIB Executive Director adding that everyone should be treated equally under law and be brought to justice regardless of their position and power.
Appreciating the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) hotline service, 106, as a very positive step, he said, “Almost everyone in the country has a mobile phone set, now a chance has been created to be vocal. However, the system should be developed to have benefit out it.”