Coast Guard bill placed in parliament
Tribune Report

A bill was placed in parliament yesterday keeping the provision of sentencing a person to death or other kinds of punishment for his involvement, whatsoever it may be, in revolt or mutiny.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal placed the bill styled Bangladesh Coast Guard Bill 2016 in the parliament and the bill was sent to the standing committee on Home Ministry for further scrutiny.

According to the bill, there will be 21 posts including a director general in the coast guard.

The bill said there will be three courts named Special Coast Guard court, Special Summary Coast Guard court and Summary Coast Guard court.

On the objective of the bill, it said the present act is very brief and that’s why coast guard force has to face complexities on various occasion. That is why it has become necessary to formulate the law. 

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