Judges of Dhaka’s Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal-6 are in talks to instruct not to file a rape case 72 hours after the incident. Law Minister Anisul Haque termed his directive as illegal and unconstitutional. He said that for this reason, he would write a letter to the Chief Justice to take action on his performance as a judge.
Last Thursday, a judge of Dhaka’s Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal-8 acquitted five accused in a rape case at the Raintree Hotel in Banani. Kamrunnahar. According to the verdict, the prosecution could not give an acceptable explanation as to why the case was filed 36 days after the incident.
The court directed the police to conduct a proper investigation and report to the court in future. At the same time, the verdict also said that the police should not take up the case after 72 hours have passed since the incident of rape.
Lawyers and human rights activists have questioned the judge’s direction. Human rights activist Sultana Kamal has said that this directive is against justice.
Law Minister Anisul Haque was facing a question from reporters after a function at the premises of the Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday afternoon.
But the statement that he did not file a rape case after 72 hours of his (judge’s) observation that the police did not take it is completely illegal and unconstitutional. ‘ The law minister will send a letter to the chief justice seeking action against the judge