Case against Moeen U Ahmed to continue

The proceedings of a defamation case against former army chief General Moeen U Ahmed will be continued.

The Appellate Division on Tuesday disposed the petition filed by the former military chief with observation.

There is no legal bar to continue the case proceedings following the Supreme Court order, plaintiff’s lawyer Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokan said.

On March 27, 2007, Moeen U Ahmed had said Tk20,0000 crore was looted and siphoned in power sector during the then BNP-led four-party alliance government.

The then State Minister for Power Iqbal Hasan Mahmud filed a defamation case against Moeen U Ahmed with the Third Joint District Judge Court in Dhaka claiming Tk100 crore in compensation on September 8, 2009.

The court had rejected Moeen U Ahmed’s plea to discard the case proceedings on January 10, 2010.

Later, the former military chief filed a review petition with the High Court, but the High Court also rejected his plea on January 24, 2010.

Moeen U Ahmed then filed a petition with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

The Appellate Division has disposed the petition after hearing on Monday and Tuesday.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

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