Court summons Shajahan Khan in Tk 100cr defamation case filed by Ilias Kanchan
A court here on Thursday summoned former shipping minister Shajahan Khan in a defamation case filed by Nirapad Sarak Chai founder Ilias Kanchan.
Joint District and Sessions Judge Utpal Bhattyacharya passed the order without fixing any date.
Supreme Court lawyer Md Rezaul Karim filed a Tk 100 crore defamation case on Wednesday against the former minister on behalf Ilias Kanchan.
According to the case statement, on December 8 last year, Shajahan Khan at a programme in Rupganj made offensive and abusive remarks about Ilias Kanchan.
Shajahan, also transport workers’ leader, said: “I’d disclose it to the people how Ilias Kanchan gets money and for what purpose, how much money he takes for himself and how much for his son and daughter-in-law.”
On December 11, Ilias refuted the statement as a lie and gave Shajahan a 24-hour ultimatum to either provide proof of his sweeping statement or issue an apology at Dhaka’s National Press Club and urged the Shajahan Khan to stop spreading propaganda against him and his family.
But Shajahan did not withdraw his statement or apologize, prompting the actor to file the lawsuit, according to Rezaul.