Cyber and technology related crime is gradually increasing in Bangladesh. It is a significant issue in Bangladesh. It has already been seen that a glomming threat becomes visible in the arena of information technology. According to section 68 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006 — for the speedy and effective disposal of cases under this Act, Government shall establish one or more cyber tribunal. The tribunal shall try only the offences under this Act and the Government shall determine the local jurisdiction of the tribunal. In consultation with the Supreme Court, Government shall appoint on Sessions Judge or Additional Sessions Judge as a judge of Cyber Tribunal. Cyber tribunal shall take a case for trial –
- a) Upon the report of a police officer not below the rank of sub-inspector or
- b) Upon a complaint made by a controller appointed under this Act or by any other person authorized by the controller.
The trial procedure of cyber tribunal shall follow chapter 23 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1893 (Trial Procedure by the Court of Sessions) so far it is consistent. If the accused is absconded, tribunal can try the case in absentia. In this case tribunal has to circular an order in two Bangla newspapers to appear the accused on a specified date. Cyber tribunal shall apply the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code and it shall have the same power, a Sessions Court empowered to apply in its original jurisdiction. Public prosecutor shall conduct the case on behalf of the Government. Tribunal shall conclude the trial within six months from the date of framing charge. This period may be extended for three months. Tribunal shall pronounce its judgment within ten days after the conclusion of trial which may be deferred for ten days.
Law for Nations has enormous experiences in relation to cyber tribunal Bangladesh.