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Court dismisses case against Khushi Kabir for allegedly 'slandering' PM

  • Published at 07:09 pm June 4th, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:56 pm June 4th, 2017
Court dismisses case against Khushi Kabir for allegedly 'slandering' PM
A Dhaka court has dismissed a defamation case filed against human rights activist Khushi Kabir for allegedly giving a slogan “slandering” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a procession organised by Gonojagoron Moncho, reports Bangla Tribune. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SM Masud Zaman dismissed the case on Sunday due to lack of “specific allegations” against the accused. Earlier on Sunday, Haji Badal, a social worker from Chawkbazar, filed the case with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court under section 500 of the penal code on charges of defaming the prime minister. Badal said: "I respect Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as much as my mother. I am mortified by the offensive slogan given against her.” Two cases were filed against Imran H Sarker, spokesperson of Gonojagoron Moncho, in Dhaka and Gazipur based on the same allegations.
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On May 31, the court summoned Imran H and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash for the defamation case filed against them for alleged “derogatory remarks about the prime minister”. According to the case statement, a torch procession led by Imran H and Sanatan, was brought out at Shahbagh on May 28 protesting the removal of the statue of Lady Justice from the Supreme Court premises. In this procession, they allegedly chanted defamatory slogans against the prime minister which was published in the media. Meanwhile, Gazipur Jubo League Joint Convener Sumon Ahmed Shanto Babu filed another defamation case against Imran H, Sanatan Ullash and Nasir Uddin with a Gazipur court. The accused were asked to appear before Gazipur court on October 15.