205 children get bail through virtual court
Published: 20:30 21 May 2020
205 children of three child development centers under the Department of Social Services have been granted bail through virtual courts as regular judicial proceedings are suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak.
Mr. Sajjadul Islam, Deputy Director of the Department of Social Services has confirmed this information on Thursday. 135 children who were granted bail under special government arrangements, have been reached to their parents’ address. The rest of the children will be confirmed to return home before Eid.
In the outbreak of Coronavirus, the government issued the 'Information Technology Use Ordinance 2020 by the Court' on May 9. At the same time special instructions were issued by the high court. This opens the way for virtual courts to operate using information technology. From 12 to 19 May, in just 7 days, 205 children got bail through the virtual court. Among them are 126 boys of Child Development Center, Tongi, 66 of Jashore Center and 12 girls of Konabari Center.
Point to be noted that, the Department of Social Services has been operating three child development centers in the country. The centers are located at Tongi and Konabari in Gazipur district and Jessore. Of these, two centers in Tongi and Jessore are for boys and the center in Konabari is for girls.
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