Accusing Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman of treason by “making derogatory comments” on Bangabandhu and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, an Awami League leader of Natore has filed a case seeking Tk 1,000 crore in damages.
Lawyer Malek Sheikh, organising secretary of Natore AL, lodged the case with Natore Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court yesterday afternoon.
After a hearing, the court ordered Natore Sadar Police Station to investigate the matter.
The plaintiff said Mahmudur, while speaking at a seminar at the Jatiya Press Club on December 1, made defamatory remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and their family.
He said Mahmudur insulted and lied about Bangabandhu's family, termed Bangladesh a “colony of India”, and claimed that the present government was illegal.
The complainant said the acting Amar Desh editor insulted Bangabandhu's ideals and offended the prime minister and her family.