:: Peoples Time Online ::
Journalist-columnist Masuda Bhatti has filed a defamation case against former adviser to a caretaker government Barrister Mainul Hosein for hurling abuses at her on TV.
She filed the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Judge (ACMM) court on Sunday.
The court will deliver the verdict in the case following the completion of hearing.
Earlier, on October 16, Mainul was connected to the talk show programme via video-conference.
During the discussion, Masuda referred to a video [which went viral on social media] that showed Mainul Hosein had addressed a programme of Islami Chhatra Shibir, expressing solidarity with the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.
She posed a question during the show: “As a result, many are commenting that you are in the alliance [Jatiya Oikya Front] as a representative of Jamaat-e-Islami… is it true?”
“Giving no response, he made a verbal attack and tried to tarnish my image and dignity. He instructed me to pose questions like that of an ‘educated and gentle woman’,” she said later in a statement.
She said Mainul Hosein also shouted and raised his fingers in efforts to stop her.