Judicial

Case against ex-mayor Khokon: Court’s order deferred till Jan 19

A Dhaka Court on Tuesday fixed January 19 for delivering its judgement over two defamation cases filed against former mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokon for his alleged remarks on incumbent Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowhdury fixed the date after a hearing. Two separate cases were filed against Khokon on Monday for his alleged remarks against Taposh.

Kazi Anisur Rahman and Advocate Sarwar Alam filed the cases with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

According to case statements, Khokon accused Mayor Taposh of “transferring hundreds of crores in taka from the DSCC to Modhumoti Bank, which he owns”.

Khokon raised the allegation while talking to reporters at a human chain programme in city’s Kadam Foara.

In an instant reaction, Taposh said it was Khokon’s personal comment. “It carries no importance,” he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh