Daily Star editor faces Tk 50 crore defamation charge

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Mahfuz Anam

Mahfuz Anam

A Lakshmipur unit Bangladesh Chhatra League leader filed a defamation case against the Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam demanding Tk 50 crore with a magistrate’s court on Tuesday.
Chowdhury Mahmudunnai Sohel, president of Lakshmipur unit Chhatra League, filed the case with Lakshmipur Chief Judicial Magistrates’ Court in th emorning.
Sohel’s lawyer Rasel Mahmud said during the regime of military-governed interim administration of January 11, 2007 and later on Daily Star published some confusing news about Awami League president Sheikh Hasina which hurt his client.
Daily Star published the news without verifying the information provided by the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence, he said.
Recently Mahfuz Anam in a talk-show programme on a private television channel confessed that publishing of those news without verification was mistake on his part.
The court accepted the case and ordered to submit investigation report within a week and set March 3, for next hearing of the case.

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