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HC orders Robi to pay Tk 138cr to BTRC

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The High Court on Sunday directed telephone operator Robi Axiata Limited to pay Tk 138 crore as due to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

The High Court on Sunday directed telephone operator Robi Axiata Limited to pay Tk 138 crore as due to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

Robi Axiata Limited has been ordered to pay the money in five equal installments in five months to the BTRC.

An HC bench comprising Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order during hearing an appeal filed by Robi seeking an injunction on BTRC on realising Tk 867.23 crore.

BTRC’s lawyer Barrister Khandaker Reza-E-Raquib told The Daily Star that the High Court passed the order in line with the Supreme Court directives that have asked GrameenPhone to pay Tk 2000 crore out of Tk 12580 crore.

Barrister Tanjibul Alam and Barrister Kazi Ershadul Alam appeared for Robi Axiata.

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on July 31 last year, issued a notice asking Robi Axiata to pay Tk 867.23cr as dues

Later, Robi filed the appeal with a lower court in Dhaka seeking an injunction on realisation of the money by the BTRC but the court turned down the petition.

In October this year, Robi submitted the appeal to the HC seeking injunction on the BTRC’s move to realise money from the Robi.

On October 20, the HC admitted the appeal for hearing.

 

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