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Anisul finds transport strike unfortunate

28 February 2017, 5:58:11

Staff Correspondent:Referring unfortunate the countrywide indefinite transport strike enforced by Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation following a court verdict, law minister Anisul Huq on Tuesday said they cannot continue it holding people hostage.

‘They can’t go on their movement keeping people hostage, if they aren’t satisfied with the verdict they can go to court and put forward their arguments,’ said the minister while speaking to reporters at the secretariat.

Replying to a question if the strike enforced by the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation is a contempt of court, Anisul said, ‘It’s a matter of court and the court will look into it.’

Talking to reporters, the law minister said, ‘The verdict in Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio killing case was cleared in a very short time which is a bright example. If courts can maintain the pace in disposing of cases, then there will be no judicial backlog.’

Earlier in the day, a special court convicted five members of the banned extremist outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh and sentenced them to death for killing Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio, 65, who was gunned down near his farmhouse at Kachu Alutary of Kaunia upazila in Rangpur on October 3, 2015.

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