Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013

80pc women repression cases are false: Minister

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed

Law Minister Shafique Ahmed

Eighty percent of the cases which were filed on charges of repression on women are false, said Law Minister Shafique Ahmed on Saturday.

“However a long time is wasted to resolve such types of false cases. The matter of getting justice also becomes uncertain due to the long passage of time. So, it is essential to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Act,” the minister said while addressing a seminar at the capital’s Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, reported Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs organised the seminar to seek opinion on the amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Act.

“According to the rule, a case must be resolved within 150 days,” the minister said.

Qamrul Islam, the state minister for law, said 90 percent of the cases which were filed over dowry issues are false.

“The cases had to continue years after years as there was no scope to settle the issue outside the court,” he said.

“Due to such characteristic of the cases, 80 percent accused were released in our country while cent percent accused were punished in abroad,” the minister added.

“If the culture of filing false cases is not stopped, there would be no use of amending the law,” Qamrul said.




  • Humayun Ahmed

    False cases are mainly framed with the help of corrupt police officers and lawyers. Hanging these criminals can help judicial system to breath for real cases.

  • Biplov

    I work overseas and regularly send money to Bangladesh to support my family. Not being in Bangladesh relatives and other criminals took possession of my properties. With the help of Bangladesh Police, lawyers and fake doctors these miscreants lodged false rape cases against me and my 68 old uncles. They also lodged cases against my 72 years old mother and 38 years old sister for torture and bodily harm. Cases are going for 12 years with out any decision. They are lodging new false cases as they wish with the help of Bangladesh Police. There idea is milk me dry then they will take our fathers house and other properties even my father owns the properties. I gave Bangladesh Police $70,000.00 in bribes in 5 years. That’s what Bangladesh we fought for and living in.