Legal Remembrancers Manual, 1960

 

Legal
Remembrancers Manual, 1960


Chapter XII

Defence for
undefended accused

Chapter
XII of the L.R. Manual. 1960 provides that an accused person is charged with
any offence which punishable with death but he is unable to arrange for his own
defence by engaging an advocate of his own, the State shall appoint an advocate
to defend him in the case at the expense of the State. Violation of this
mandatory provision of law renders the trial and the resultant conviction
illegal.

Sentu Vs.
The Govt. of Bangladesh and others, 18 BLD(HCD)39

Ref:
36DLR333: 45 DLR400: 13BLD r93)260-cited,

 

Legal Remembrancer’s Manual, 1960


Legal Remembrancer’s Manual, 1960


Chapter XII—First 7 paragraphs—

When
State defence lawyer got 14 days’ time to get prepared and no prayer for
adjournment was made by him for making preparation of the defence case it is
decided that learned Advocate got reasonable time to get ready to conduct the
case. In the absence of any evidence it cannot be said that the concerned
Advocate was not a senior lawyer.

State
vs Firoj Miah and another 5 BLC 1.