Cabinet endorses CrPC amendmentStaff Correspondent
The cabinet on Monday endorsed a proposal for making an amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure with a provision for setting up courts of chief judicial magistrates, additional chief judicial magistrates and judicial magistrates anywhere in a district.
As per the existing law, the courts of these judicial magistrates are established in the district headquarters.
The legislative and parliamentary affairs ministry placed the draft of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill 2012 at the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina.
‘Once the bill is enacted into a law, the government may set up courts for chief judicial magistrates, additional chief judicial magistrates and judicial magistrates anywhere in a district rather than in the district headquarters only,’ cabinet secretary Mohammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the meeting.
The cabinet meeting discussed the draft of the National Integrity Strategy to promote ‘good practices’ everywhere in the government and the private sectors with an aim to curb malpractices.
The prime minister backed the proposal placed by the cabinet division saying all sectors, including the media, should do away with malpractices and promote good practices, said a minister.
Sheikh Hasina, however, sent back the draft and asked her advisers – Mashiur Rahman, HT Imam and Gowher Rizvi – to examine the proposed integrity strategy in a week since it was an important document covering every walk of life, according to the cabinet secretary.
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Date:Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012