The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday has fixed November 24 for the hearing of the High Court ban on Tk 12,580 crore due of Grameenphone to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The court has ruled that Grameenphone will not be able to mediate in any other forum during this period.
A bench comprising four judges of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmood Hossain fixed the order.
Senior Advocate AM Amin Uddin and Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh were in favor of Grameenphone in the court. Senior lawyers Mahbubey Alam and Khandaker Reza-E Rakib were the advocates for the BTRC.
Earlier, the hearing of November 14 was upheld for the hearing of November 18.
On October 17, a dual bench of the High Court comprising Justice AKM Abdul Hakim and Justice Fatema Najib imposed a two-month interim ban on the payment of Tk 12,580 crore to the BTRC from Grameenphone.
On April 2 this year, the BTRC wrote a letter to Grameenphone demanding Tk 12,580 crore in various sectors. Later, Grameenphone sued at the lower court regarding the letter. At the same time, the appeal was sought for a temporary restriction on the collection of money until the case was settled.
Later, on August 28, the lower court dismissed Grameenphone’s provisional ban. Grameenphone appealed to the High Court against the order.