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2020-01-20 20:53:30 BdST

Govt appoints 97 new assistant judges

The government has appointed 97 new assistant judges to the subordinate courts which are grappling with a staggering 3.1 million cases.

The law ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Sunday, it said in a press release on Monday.

In the notification, the ministry directed the new assistant judges to join offices on January 28.

Bangladesh’s High Court and subordinate courts are currently dealing with more than 3.4 million cases, Law Minister Anisul Huq told parliament on Sunday.

Of them, 5,13,396 cases are at the High Court and 31,27,243 at the subordinate courts.

Of these cases, 14,53,107 are civil cases, 20,90,526 criminal cases and 97,006 other cases.

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