The Supreme Court registrar general has been asked to issue directives to lower courts within 15 days
From now on, Joint Sessions Judge's Court will handle cheque fraud or cheque dishonour cases.
A High Court bench comprising Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order on Sunday.
The court instructed the registrar general of the Supreme Court to issue necessary directives to all lower courts in this regard within next 15 days.
In the verdict, the court also declared the rule appropriate which was served over the issue earlier.
During the hearing, Barrister Humayun Kabir Pallab stood on behalf of the writ which was filed by himself.
After the verdict, he told the media, "Earlier there was no fixed court for conducting hearing of cases over cheque forgery. Hearing of such cases was held at additional sessions judge's court, joint sessions judge's court or sessions judge's court. As a result, appeal had to be filed with the High Court over any verdict."
But, he continued, after this verdict, appeals over any joint sessions judge court's verdict on cheque related cases will have to be filed with the sessions judge's court.
Several lawyers said this will help to reduce the sufferings of the justice seekers.