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BTRC seeks stay on HC order over GP's dues

  • Published at 10:44 pm October 20th, 2019
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HC also admits Robi's appeal

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has filed a petition with the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on the High Court order that issued an injunction on its (BTRC) decision to collect nearly Tk 12,580 crore from Grameenphone (GP), the leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh.

BTRC’s lawyer Barrister Khandaker Reza-E-Raquib said that the Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court may hold a hearing on the BTRC’s petition on Monday. 

Following an appeal filed by Grameenphone, the HC bench of Justice AKM Abdul Hakim and Justice Fatema Najib on October 17 issued a two-month injunction on BTRC’s move. 

The HC bench also fixed November 5 for hearing Grameenphone’s appeal regarding the matter.

Meanwhile, another HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das admitted an appeal filed by mobile service provider Robi on Sunday, seeking a stay on the BTRC’s move to realize Tk 867.23 crore from it. 

The bench fixed Tuesday for passing an order on the appeal of Robi. 

Advocate Prabir Neogi, and Barrister Kazi Ershadul Alam appeared for Robi.