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Singer Asif Akbar indicted in ICT case

| Updated: January 16, 2022 16:27:19

Singer Asif Akbar indicted in ICT case

A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against popular singer Asif Akbar in a case filed under the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Mohammad As-Sams Jaglul Hossain framed the charges rejecting the plea for acquittal and set June 23 to start recording statements of witnesses, said public prosecutor Najrul Islam Shamim.

With the framing of charges the formal trial in the case has started, reports UNB.

On June 4, 2018, lyricist and singer Shafiq Tuhin filed a case against Asif at Tejgaon police station.

On November 20, 2019, the investigation officer in the case filed two separate charge sheets against the singer under the ICT Act and Penal Code.

According to the case complaint, the plaintiff found out that Asif sold 617 songs of different lyricists, musicians and singers without their permission through an investigative programme named, "Search Light," broadcasted on a private TV channel on June 1, 2018.

Later the plaintiff got information from different sources that Asif digitalised those songs through his production company ARB Entertainment and earned a huge amount of money.

Shafiq Tuhin posted a status about the matter on his personal Facebook account where Asif commented indecently.

Later Asif came live on Facebook and said he will resist Shafiq anywhere he finds him.

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