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High Court bans media broadcast of fugitives’ statements

  • Published at 09:49 pm December 30th, 2020
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File photo shows a general view of the Bangladesh Supreme Court building Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Ekattor TV also ordered to submit video clips of PK Halder’s interview and a talk show aired on December 28

The High Court on Wednesday issued an injunction on media and social networking sites for broadcasting or publishing statements of any fugitive convicts, or persons accused in any under-trial cases, including Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder.

The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order after hearing on a petition filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reports BSS.

Advocate Md Khurshid Alam Khan represented ACC during the hearing, while Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik stood for the state.

After the hearing, Khurshid told reporters: “The High Court has imposed a ban on media and social networking sites for broadcasting and publishing statements or interviews of any fugitive, convict or accused of under-trial cases, including former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance PK Halder.”

The court also ordered private television channel Ekattor TV to submit video clips of Halder’s interview and a talk show aired on December 28, before the court through the registrar by January 10.

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