6047 accused got bail in the virtual hearing in 5 days

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Through virtual presence, 6,046 more accused have been granted bail in various cases in the last five working days from all lower courts across the country. A total of 73,116 bail applications have been heard in a total of 25 working days since the start of the virtual court proceedings across the country on May 11. Of these, 39,202 accused have been granted bail by the virtual court.

Mohammad Saifur Rahman, spokesperson of the Supreme Court and special officer of the High Court Division, told reporters on Saturday.

According to him, 536 children have been granted bail through virtual courts in 25 working days. In the meantime, 481 children have been informed to their parents.

Saifur Rahman further said that 6,047 accused have been granted bail in 12,697 bail applications disposed of in a virtual hearing in the lower court last week. Of these, 1,353 accused have been granted bail in Dhaka division. In the second-highest Mymensingh division, 1,190 accused have been granted bail.

Besides, 938 accused in Chittagong division, 354 in Rangpur division, 195 in Barisal division, 714 in Rajshahi division, 805 in Khulna division and 381 in Sylhet division were granted bail last week.

Incidentally, on May 10, the Supreme Court administration directed to hold a bail hearing only in the virtual court of the lower court. There is also a chamber court in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and multiple virtual benches in the High Court Division. From then on, the bail hearing started in the virtual court in the lower court