Alexa HC asks Robi to pay Tk 138cr to BTRC

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HC asks Robi to pay Tk 138cr to BTRC

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:02 PM, 5 January 2020   Updated: 07:34 PM, 5 January 2020

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The High Court on Sunday asked mobile phone operator company Robi Axiata Limited to pay Tk 138 crore as due to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The company has been ordered to pay the money in five equal installments in five months. 

The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order following a petition filed by Robi. 

Advocate Tanzib Ul Alam and Kazi Ershadul Alam appeared for Robi Axiata while Barrister Khandaker Reza-E-Raquib represented the BTRC in the court today. 

Later, Kazi Ershadul Alam said that the Court ordered to pay Tk 138 crore in five equal installments in five months. The mobile phone operator was also asked to pay the first installment within January 30. 

On July 31 last year, the BTRC issued a letter to Robi Axiata to pay Tk 867.23 crore as dues. Later, Robi filed the appeal with a lower court in Dhaka seeking an injunction on realisation of the money by the BTRC but the court turned down the petition.

On October 22 this year, Robi Axiata submitted the appeal to the HC seeking injunction on the BTRC’s move to realise money from the Robi. The HC on October 20 admitted the appeal for hearing .