A Tk 500 milion defamation case was filed against popular actor Mosharraf Karim, private television channel Boishakhi TV, and three others with a Cummilla court on Sunday.
Lawyer Rafiqul Islam Hossaini of Comilla Bar Association filed the case alleging that they had “defamed, misinterpreted and insulted” lawyers in the drama “High Pressure 2,” released on the official YouTube channel of Boishakhi TV in 2018.
Alongside Mosharraf and Boishakhi TV, the three other accused in the case include the drama director Adibashi Mizan, and actors Md Jamil Hossain and Faruque Ahmed.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Chandan Kanti Nath accepted the case and asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to probe it and submit a report by July 18.
According to the case statement, Rafiqul Islam filed the case on Sunday as he watched the drama recently and felt that the lawyers were defamed through the scenes between 35-50 minutes and 1 hour to 1 hour 22 minutes in the drama.
The actors and Boishakhi TV did not make any comment regarding the matter till the filing of this report.