President for specific steps to ensure security in courts

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DHAKA, July 17, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today asked the government and other agencies concerned to take specific measures to ensure security in all courts, including the higher court, across the country.

The head of the state came up with the directive as a delegation of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) sought cooperation from the President, expressing their grave concerns over the recent murder in a Cumilla court, as they called on him at Bangabhaban this afternoon.

The SCBA delegation demanded of the President to formulate a policy for the appointment of the High Court’s judges also, President’s Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin told BSS after the meeting.

President Hamid suggested the lawyers to perform their professional duties properly irrespective of political affiliations and opinions.

“The Lawyers are inalienable part of the judiciary . . . They (lawyers) can play a vital role to ensure justice for litigants,” the press secretary quoted the President as saying.

He also advised the lawyers to be more helpful to the justice-seekers so that none is deprived of getting proper legal assistance for want of money.

Abdul Hamid, who is also a lawyer, urged the SCBA representatives to uphold the reputation of this profession.

The President was apprised of overall activities of the Supreme Court Bar Association by the delegation led by SCBA president AM Amin Uddin.

Other delegation members included senior vice-president Abdul Baten, vice-president Md Jasim Uddin and secretary AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon.

Secretaries concerned to the Bangabhaban were also present there.

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