A total of 167 incarcerated children have been granted bail by juvenile courts across the country in the last eight working days through virtual hearings amid the countrywide strict lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Barrister Muhammad Saifur Rahman, a spokesman for the Supreme Court and a special officer of the High Court, confirmed the information to media on Friday.
He further said that in the last eight working days, the lower courts across the country have granted bail to 15,217 inmates after hearing 26,848 petitions in virtual hearings.
Of these, 3,032 bail applications were disposed of in lower courts on Thursday alone and 1,592 of them were granted bail.
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