Ashutosh Sarkar | The Daily Star
  • Ashutosh Sarkar

  • Tenure of Life Imprisonment: Over 5,000 prisoners’ fate in the balance

    Around 5,000 prisoners, who have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, are yet to know how long they will have to serve in jails, as the Supreme Court has not delivered its verdict on the long pending review petition involving the dispute over the tenure of life imprisonment.
  • BDR Carnage Case: SC appeal delayed by closure of court

    The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has caused a delay in filing appeals with the Supreme Court challenging its High Court verdict in the sensational BDR carnage case.
  • High Court

    Clearing Case Backlog: Judges of SC, HC to work extra hours

    Judges of the Supreme Court’s appellate and high court divisions have decided in principle that they will work extra time after their office hours in two days a week to reduce the backlog of pending cases.
  • Cheque Dishonour: Mix-up had man serve over 4 years, instead of 1

    On August 5, 2015, a man was arrested because five cheques he gave to his business partner bounced -- a criminal offence as per the law. This offence carries one year’s jail term as punishment.
  • Supreme Court

    What’s the point then?

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday expressed disappointment that the 2003 High Court verdict, barring police from making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing people during remand, have not been executed in 17 years.