Dhaka – Against the backdrop of strong dissatisfaction of the Apex Court about the way the prosecution and investigation agency of the ICT are handling the war crimes cases, Law Minister Anisul Huq today hoped the Chief Justice would give observation about these in the upcoming verdict.
“Whatever the Chief Justice has said is discernible. I learned it from the reports appearing in the media. The thing for me to do now is to know completely why the honorable Chief Justice has said this,” he said.
The minister was talking to newsmen after attending a seminar on arbitration in the city at Motijheel.
“I believe he will for sure point this out in the upcoming verdict, and if he doesn’t do, I will take his advice for sure about what he had tried to say and why. After learning the matter completely, I will act to find a remedy in this regard,” Anisul added.
Declining to answer to a question on the lack of data produced by the prosecution in the trial of Jamaat treasure trove Mir Quasem Ali, the law minister said he would not comment on a sub-judice matter.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on February 23 came down hard on the ICT prosecution and the investigation agency for their “poor performance” in dealing with the war crimes cases.
Earlier, the Apex Court in its observation in the verdict on the appeal of Jamaat nayeb-e-ameer Delwar Hossain Sayedee, blamed the prosecution and investigation agency for “incompetency”. – BSS