A defamation case has been filed against the Prothom Alo Editor Motiur Rahman and 3 other journalists on the allegations of carrying out confusing and defamatory reports against former home minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir.
The Tk-100 crore defamation case has been filed with the court of Chandpur Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Kamal Hossain on Sunday.
Helal Uddin, former Kuchua upazila vice chairman and the member of district’s law and order committee, brought the allegation accusing the four.
Taking cognizance of the complaint, the court asked the district’s additional superintendent of police to investigate the matter.
The other accused are reporters Sharifuzzam, Masud Rana, and Iftekhar Mahmud of the Bangla-language daily.
In his complaint Helal Uddin stated that the accused in collusion with each other published two reports titled as “Ekti onumodonhin hospital (An unauthorized hospital) on July 30 and Onner Riner Takai kena Mohiuddiner hospital” (Mohiuddin’s hospital bought with the loan money of others) on September 4.
The plaintiff claimed that the stories were false, fabricated, and baseless which defamed Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir. He sought Tk 100 crore as compensation.