Master Class on Confession Held at DIU

Repoter : News Room
Published: 16 July, 2023 10:29 am
Master Class on Confession Held at DIU

The Department of Law, Dhaka International University (DIU) has organized a Master Class on confession on 15 July 2023. Justice Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Judge, High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh addressed the audience as distinguished speaker.

Master class is a unique initiative of Dhaka International University where prominent national and international experts, academics, practitioners and professionals take advanced level class on a given topic for the students.

Raisul Islam Sourav, Asst. Prof. and Chairperson, Dept. of Law, DIU delivered welcome speech at the beginning of the event. He welcomed the resource person, faculty members and students for their contribution to make the master class successful and explain the significance of this initiative to make a bridge between industry and academia.

Afterwards, Justice Md. Akhtaruzzaman commenced his three-hour long lecture on confession in criminal justice system.  He started with the evolution and initial case laws on confession and its importance for criminal trial. Then he defines and classifies various types of confessions. At this time, he relates rules relating to confession enumerated under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1898 and the Evidence Act, 1872.

Subsequently, Justice Akhtaruzzaman distinguished between confession and statement given to the police under section 161 of the CrPC. The speaker also shared his vast experiences as a judge of both the subordinate courts and supreme court. Lastly, he answered the queries of the students and advised them to work hard to become a successful lawyer in their upcoming life.