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Sokaler Somoy editor, its reporter sued for defamation

| Updated: November 28, 2022 20:03:29

Sokaler Somoy editor, its reporter sued for defamation

A defamation case has been filed against Bangla daily Sokaler Somoy Editor Md Nur Hakim and its reporter Sajeda Haque for publishing a report on November 4 under the banner of ‘Noman Group swallowed the bank’ that brought an allegation against the ‘Noman Group of Industries.’

Barrister Enayet Baten, a Supreme Court lawyer, on behalf of Noman Group filed the case on Sunday with the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Dhaka, demanding Tk 20 billion as compensation.

Taking the case into cognizance, Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim issued a summon against the accused, and ordered them to appear before the court on December 22 this year. 

Claiming the report baseless, Barrister Baten said it has caused irreparable damage to the company, Noman Group which is one of the country's top local industrial groups in the textile and garment sector. 

Earlier on November 23, another defamation case was filed against Bangla daily Inqilab editor and publisher AM Bahauddin and its reporter Sayeed Ahmad Khan for publishing a report under the banner of ‘Tk 100 billion embezzled in the name of loan’ that brought allegation against the same group.

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