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SC writes to ministry for relocating ICT

DHAKA Aug 23, 2016 (BSS) -The Supreme Court administration yesterday sent a letter to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to relocate International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) from the old High Court building.

Confirming this to BSS, an official of the Supreme Court today said we have urged the ministry to relocate the tribunal to create more chambers for the judges and space for administrative work.

The tribunal, which was constituted under ICT Act of 1973, came into being on March 25, 2010, through a gazette notification and is located in that said building from its inception. On March 22, 2012, the government by official gazette notification established another tribunal namely ICT-2. But the second tribunal is non-functioning from September 15, 2015.

The old high court building was built more than a century ago as the official residence of the governor of the province of East Bengal and Assam in 1905.

The office of the ICT prosecution is also situated at a nearby building on the same premises. The building recently came into the headlines for its dilapidated condition. Chief Prosecutor Ghulam Arief Tipoo has written in a letter to the ministry for urgent reconstruction of the building.

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