Hearing on petition Oct 27 | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, October 20, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, October 20, 2009

Defamation Case Against Moeen

Hearing on petition Oct 27

A Dhaka court yesterday fixed October 27 as the date for hearing a petition that challenged the legality of a vokalatnama (power of attorney) submitted to the same court by a counsel of former army chief Gen (retd) Moeen U Ahmed on August 5 in a Tk 100 crore defamation case.
Judge SM Saiful Islam of the Third Joint District Judge's Court fixed the date after Moeen's lawyer submitted a written objection against the petition.
The court would give its decision on that day whether the power of attorney given by Moeen is genuine.
Earlier on October 1, former state minister for power Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku submitted the petition.
On July 12, Tuku filed the defamation suit, accusing the former general of making derogatory remarks that damaged his (Tuku's) reputation.
On March 27, 2007, Gen Moeen at a tea party at National Parade Square said corrupt politicians had siphoned off at least Tk 20,000 crore from the energy sector during the four-party rule, reads the complaint.
The party was held in honour of the freedom fighters.

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