The High Court (HC) yesterday directed all district and sessions judges across the country to finish the trial of all criminal cases pending with their courts for ten years or more, within the next six months.
The court also directed them to submit lists of the pending cases, through the Supreme Court registrar general, within next 30 days to the SC committee formed to monitor the subordinate courts.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order while hearing a petition filed by one Shariful seeking bail in a robbery case.
The order came after the judges found that the robbery case against Shariful was filed with Raipura Police Station in Narsingdi on February 27, 2007 and the proceedings have not finished after 12 years, said Assistant Attorney General Yusuf Mahmud Morshed.
The bench granted six months bail to Shariful in the case, he added.