Khokon sued for defaming Taposh

Staff Correspondent

12 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Khokon sued for defaming Taposh

Sayeed Khokon

Two separate cases were filed against former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon on Monday on charges of making ‘defamatory’ remarks against incumbent Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh.

Advocate Sarwar Alam and a certain Kazi Anisur Rahman lodged the cases with the Court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury.

The case statements said Sayeed Khokon made ‘insulting’ comments against Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh at a human chain in front of the High Court on Saturday. He accused Taposh of being corrupt and ineligible for the mayoral post. He also claimed that the DSCC has failed to pay city corporation employees.

Advocate Sarwar Alam told reporters that he filed the case being aggrieved by the remarks.

“The court recorded his statement, but did not pass any order in this regard,” he said.

On the other hand, Taposh on Monday said that he would file a defamation case against Sayeed Khokon over the comments.

He came up with the statement while talking to reporters after inspecting the ongoing clean-up drive in Kamalapur, Titipara, Gopibagh and Sayedabad areas.

“He (Khokon) has certainly delivered a derogatory speech. I have been defamed by his remarks. I must take action against him,” Taposh said.