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Govt committed to ensure free judiciary: Anisul

DHAKA, Feb 19, 2017 (BSS) - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the present government is committed to ensure free judiciary in the country.

"The judiciary is working freely as the government does not interfere in its activities. General people are now getting justice. But the government is working to update the existing laws and disposed of the cases in quickest possible time," he said.

The minister came up with the observations while addressing a Meet the Press function organized by Law Reporters' Forum (LRF) at Dhaka Reporters Unity.

Presided by LRF president Ashutosh Sarkar and conducted by its secretary Didarul Alam Didar, the programme was attended by its founding president Manoj Kanti Roy, founding secretary Qazi Abdul Hannan, Mazharul Hoque Manna, Borhanul Ashekin and Jannatul Ferdaus Tanvee, among others.

Referring the sensational cases like Rajon and Rakib murders, the law minister said it is possible to ensure quick justice if all the people concerned perform their duties properly.

Replying a question on recent verdict of a Canadian court on a graft case related to Padma Bridge Project, Huq said, "From the very start we were saying that no corruption has taken place in the project. Now the project is taking place by Bangladesh's own funding. It has been possible only because of the firmness and bravery of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina."

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)