Defamation case against UNO Salman abolished
A court in Barisal on Sunday abolished the much-talked about defamation case against upazila nirbahi officer Gazi Tariq Salman filed for unveiling a ‘distorted photo’ of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the invitation card issued on the occasion of Independence Day.
Amit Kumar, additional chief metropolitan magistrate, passed the order after the hearing on a petition filed by plaintiff Obaidullah Saju, a recently suspended religious affairs secretary of Barisal district unit Awami League, seeking cancellation of the case proceedings.
In his petition, Saju, also the Barisal Bar Council president, said after filing the case he understood that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s portrait was not ‘distorted’.
‘Even I was not aware that it (photo) was drawn by a child,’ he added in the petition.
Senior officials of Barisal division and district administration were present at the courtroom during the hearing.
In addition to this, Gazi Tariq Salman, who was shifted to Barguna sadar upazila from his previous work station Agailjhara upazila in Barisal after the incident, was not there during the hearing.