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>anti-graft drive: graft trial caught in HC tangle

>THE military-backed caretaker government has won all cases so far in the fast-track special courts but failed to cross the next hurdle when top graft convicts challenged the verdicts in the High Court, Julfikar Ali Manik writes.
Though the prosecution is happy over quick disposal of cases and the success rate it is equally disappointed with the pace appeal petitions are being handled at the HC.
The HC has received around a dozen appeals, none of which could be heard yet thanks to severe case backlog.
Even in some cases, the 90-day time stipulated for disposal of appeals has expired. Many believe trial of top graft-suspects is going to meet the same fate like thousands of other appeals pending with the HC for years.
Set up last year for quick disposal of cases, 10 special courts at the MP Hostel in National Parliament Complex received 204 corruption cases until end of June this year.

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