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Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Kartik 5, 1422 BS, Muharram 6, 1437 Hijr

GP sues Jugantor, Jamuna TV
Court Correspondent
Published :Tuesday, 20 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 50
Country's leading private mobile phone operator, Grameen Phone, on Monday filed two separate  money suits claiming  to compensate taka 2 thousand crore against Daily Jugantor and Jamuna Television for publishing and airing series   reports  against the operator.
Grameen Phone executive officer Ekramur Rahman filed the money suits with First Joint District Judge court in Dhaka.
After hearing on the prayer of interim injunction, the judge of the First Joint District Judge, Md Shahadat Hossain issued a seven-day show cause notice upon the defendants and issued an interim injunction order to the defendants.
The first money suit against the Daily Jugantor is that a series reports were published against country's leading mobile operator starting on September 16 with a head lined 'Grameen Phone is in highest position of dodging the revenue'.
The Jamuna TV also aired consecutive reports against the operator in its programme 'Business Today'.
Jamuna TV's Managing Director Shamim Islam, Chief News Editor Fahim Ahmed, reporters Seema Bhowmik and Masuduzzaman Robin have been named as defendants in one money suit.
In another money suit, Acting Editor of Dainik Jugantor Saiful Alam, Publisher Salma Islam, Director SM Abdul Wadud, reporters Mujib Masud, Monir Hossian and Jamuna Printing Press were defendants.
 After publishing the reports in both medias, the operator's reputation has been hampered seriously. The operator claimed taka two crore as compensation in both money suits.
Advocate Tanjib Al Islam appeared before the court on behalf of the Grameen Phone.

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