Judge shortage makes case backlogs in Ctg courts29 March 2022
Chattogram Bureau :
Chattogram district and divisional courts including Chief Metropolitan Magistrate increased the number of cases in the court, but the number of judges did not increase in the last decade. The case increased by three times more than the judge. In 2007, the number of cases was 15 thousand 106. In the last February, the number of cases increased to 48 thousand 518.
It is known that there are six judges in eight courts now. Two judges are on vacation for training. The trial of the CMM court was hampered due to shortage of judges.
The case is demanded to increase the number of additional courts and judges and officers and employees for quick settlement of cases. According to the Metropolitan Magistrate Court sources, in November 1979, the activities of Chittagong Metropolitan Magistration started in Chittagong Metropolitan area with a Chief Metropolitan Magistrate and three metropolitan magistrates.
Increasing population and criminality, the number of police station in the city is 16 Due to increasing cases, the number of metropolitan magistrates was increased five and upgraded to five. An additional major metropolitan magistrate was increased in February 2000 due to further increase in the case.
In 2007, the number of cases increased by 15 thousand 106 and another metropolitan magistrate court was increased next year. The number of cases has increased three times compared to 2007. According to the latest February, 48 thousand 518 cases are pending. With this, 100 new cases are being added every day, court sources said.