Rule-52 read with Fundamental Rule-29
The punishment inflicted upon the appellant by the domestic tribunal is defective for not fixing any time limit for the reduction in rank. For this defect the penalty itself cannot be set aside, but only modified. This will not only be in conformity with Rule 52 of the Bangladesh Service Rules but also with Fundamental Rule 29. Although Fundamental Rule 29 has been framed in a different context. Having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case we think that the ends of justice will be met if we only state the period of reduction in rank of the appellant.
S.N. Chowdhury Vs. Govt, of Bangladesh & Ors. 9BLT (AD)-145.