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HC for steps to remove haziness from Children Act, 2013

Dhaka, Feb 13, 2018 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) yesterday asked the authority concerned to let it know the measures taken for removing lack of clarity from The Children Act, 2013 within next Sunday.

A division bench of the HC comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order.

Social Welfare Secretary has also been asked to inform the court of the matter in written by the stipulated time.

Earlier on October 31 in 2016, the court issued a rule asking secretaries of Social Welfare and Legislative and Drafting why contempt of court rule should not be issued against them for their failure to give explanation on the Children Act in accordance with the court order.

Deputy attorney general Farhad Ahmed and assistant attorney general Yusuf Mahmud Morshed moved the court on behalf of the state.

The court issued the rule after accused in four separate cases lodged on charges of raping children in Dhaka, Cox's Bazar and Rangpur, filed bail petitions with the High Court. All the accused in the cases are adults.

The HC issued a rule asking for submitting explanation from the Children Court for granting bail petitions of the adult accused. The four judges of the courts submitted their explanations in line with the court order.