It also fixed November 5 for hearing the appeal filed by Grameenphone
The High Court has issued an ad-interim injunction for two months against the realization of Tk12,579.95 crore from mobile phone operator Grameenphone by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
The HC bench of Justice AKM Abdul Hakim and Justice Fatima Nazib passed the order on Thursday.
Advocate AM Aminuddin, Dr Sahrif Bhuiyan, and Barrister Tanim Hussain Shawon appeared for Grameenphone while Barrister Khandaker Reza-E-Raquib stood for BTRC.
Barrister Tanim said, the High Court bench also fixed November 5 for hearing the appeal filed by Grameenphone.
He said: “We have filed a title suit (civil suit) with the lower court. That title suit was pending after it was admitted.
"With that title suit we have applied for a temporary injunction over realization of Grameenphone's due by BTRC. But the lower court rejected our petition on August 28," Tanim said.
The lawyer added: “Later we filed an appeal with the High Court against the lower court's rejection order."
Barrister Tanim said the High Court accepted their appeal on Thursday, and fixed a date for the hearing.
The court issued ad-interim injunction for two months, so that BTRC does not realise the money from it, and does not harass the mobile operator until the case is disposed of.
The court issued a ruling to three respondents, including BTRC, in this regard.