AL lawyer seeks HC directive to ban broadcast or print Tarique’s statement


New Age Online

A pro-Awami League lawyer on Tuesday filed a writ petition seeking a High Court directive on the government to ask the print and electronic media not to air or publish any statement of Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman as he was a wanted accused in many criminal cases.
The petitioner, Supreme Court lawyer Nasrin Lina, challenged the legality of airing and broadcasting in Bangladesh statements of Tarique, who is now absconding in London, her lawyer Sanjida Khanam told New Age.
Sanjida Khanam said she would move the petition on Wednesday before the High Court bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman.
Secretaries to the home, the law and information ministries, Bangladesh Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission, the authorities of Bangla daily newspaper Kaler Kantho and troubled private television ETV made respondents in the writ petition.
On Sunday, ETV aired live Tarique’s libellous statements which termed country founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as ‘Razakar’, ‘Pak bandhu’ (friends of Pakistan) and ‘corrupt man’, Sanjida Khanam quoted Tarique as saying.
Kaler Kantho also published Tarique’s same controversial statement he made in East London on December 15 about Sheikh Mujib, she added.



Source: New Age