Bill with death penalty provision for mutiny in Coast Guard placed
A bill, titled 'Bangladesh Coast Guard Bill, 2016', was placed in parliament having a provision of maximum punishment of death sentence for involvement in mutiny in the force.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan placed the Bill in the House which was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further scrutiny. The committee was asked to submit its report within 20 days.
The proposed law aims to make the Coast Guard a disciplined, skilled and effective one through updating the existing 1994 act.
The proposed law defined various mutiny-related offences, trial procedure, capital punishment for mutiny apart from other offences.
There will be 21 posts in the Coast Guard, including one director general, while there will be three courts in the Coast Guard, these are Special Coast Guard Court, Special Summery Coast Guard Court and Summery Coast Guard Court.