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Court rejects remand plea; orders to send Asif in jail

Published on: 5:35 pm - Wednesday | June 6, 2018

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected the remand and the bail petitions of singer Asif Akbar and ordered to send him in jail in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
Additional chief Metropolitan Magistrate Keshob Roy passed the order as Criminal Investigation Department (CID) produced Asif seeking five days remand.
A team of CID arrested Asif from his Tejgaon studio at about 1:30am Wednesday, said CID’s special police super Mollah Nazrul Islam.

Composer and singer Shafiq Tuhin filed the case against Asif and 4/5 unidentified persons on Monday evening with Tejgaon Police Station.

In the case, Shafiq Tuhin alleged that on June 1, he came to know through a television programme that Asif Akbar and his associates sold 617 songs composed by him and some other composers without their consent.

He also known from various sources that Asif converted the songs to digital form through various organizations and made huge money.

Shafiq Tuhin also alleged that he mentioned the matter in a facebook post on the night of June 2.

But, Asif made indecent comment and threatened him bellow his post.

The next night, Asif appeared live on his verified Facebook page and made insulting and false comment against him. Asif also threatened to punish Shafiq.

Besides, Asif urged his fans to resist Shafiq wherever they find him.  Following Asif’s comment, his fans threatened him to kill, according to the complaint.

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