Cabinet clears Road Transport Bill with maximum five-yr jail

Politics Desk, Tanvir Ahamed Shawon, Staff Reporter, Dhaka Office: clears Road Transport Bill with highest five-yr jail

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Cabinet clears Road Transport Bill with maximum five-12 months jail
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The Cabinet on Monday authorised the draft Road Transport Bill with a provision of the very best five years’ jail or first-class or both for any loss of life or serious accidents caused by reckless riding.

The approval changed into given on the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inside the chair amid the continuing student motion traumatic secure street.

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the meeting.

Under the proposed regulation, if demise through avenue crash is proved as intentional homicide then the offenders may be punished as in step with the Penal Code.

While speaking to newshounds after the meeting, Roads and Highway Department secretary Nazrul Islam said in advance the best punishment for the crime was three years’ imprisonment, and now it has been elevated to 5 years.

Under the proposed regulation, it’s miles a non-bailable offence whilst it become bailable one inside the previous law, he stated.


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