Parliamentary amendment on The Bangladesh Evidence (Amendment) Act 2022, Dated 20 November 2022.November 23, 2022
A remarkable change has been added to the Evidence Act of Bangladesh. The amended law said that in a prosecution for an offense of rape or attempt to rape, no question can be asked in the cross-examination as to the general immoral character or previous sexual behavior of the victim, such questions can only be asked with the permission of the court necessary for the ends of justice.
Considering the present situation, Bangladesh Parliament has made Digital evidence admissible according to this Act. According to the amended law, digital record or electronic record means any record or information generated, prepared, sent, received, or stored in magnetic, electro-magnetic, optical or microfilms, computer memory, computer-generated microfiche including audio, video, DVD, CCTV footage, drone data and records from a cell phone, hardware, software or any other digital device as defined in Digital Security Act, 2018.
Digital evidence is mainly associated with Electronic Crime or E-Crime. To regulate such type of crime GOB has amended this section. A provision was kept for making a forensic examination of digital evidence.
According to Amended law, for authentication of digital evidence there will be forensic lab to examine such evidences. In this regard GOB has established several forensic labs, and planning to establish more digitalized labs in Bangladesh.