The Appellate Division on Monday set December 1 for holding a hearing on an appeal filed by the BRAC Bank authorities against a High Court judgment that said no bank or financial institute is allowed to file cheque dishonour cases while recovering loans.
Justice M Enayetur Rahim of Appellate Division Chamber Judge Court set the date, sending the matter to the apex court full bench for further hearing on that day.
Attorney General AM Amin Uddin participated in Monday’s hearing for the plea filed by the bank authorities.
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On November 23, the High Court pronounced the judgment allowing an appeal of a customer, who has been convicted and sentenced to six-month imprisonment in a cheque dishonour case, of BRAC Bank.
The High Court in its order further said insurance coverage is needed against all kinds of loans.
The court asked the Bangladesh Bank authorities to issue directives and requested the Bangladesh Parliament to amend the law concerned in this regard.
Moreover, the court had asked lower courts not to accept any cheque dishonour case filed by any bank or financial institute from now on.