The Cabinet on Monday has cleared the draft of Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Act 2024, aiming to make the existing provisional law as a permanent one.
The approval came from the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the city on Monday.
Briefing the reporters at Bangladesh Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain said the Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Act was first promulgated in 2002 and then the effectiveness of the law was extended on several occasions through amendments.
He said the existing Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) Act would be effective till April 9, 2024. So, the Public Security Division placed the proposed law before the Cabinet, saying that this law has successfully played an effective role in curbing crimes, he added.
“The cabinet has given the final approval to make Law and Order Disruption Offenses (Speedy Trial) Act 2024 as a permanent one. There is no change in the draft law,” said the Cabinet Secretary.
Besides, the Cabinet has given the final approval to the draft of National Primary Education Academy Act, 2024.