James lawsuit: 5 Banglalink officials ordered to be summoned...

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James lawsuit: 5 Banglalink officials ordered to be summoned

 Entertainment Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:05 PM, 10 November 2021   Updated: 03:19 PM, 10 November 2021

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‘Nagar Baul’ James has filed a lawsuit against Banglalink, including five officials of the mobile operator company, in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes on Wednesday for using two of his songs as a welcome tune for 14 years without permission.

The court then issued summons against the accused in the case after reviewing the documents and directed the five Banglalink officials to appear before the court by November 30.

The accused are – Banglalink’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Aas, Chief Complaints Officer M Nurul Alam, Chief Digital Officer Sanjay Bhagasia, Chief Corporate Regular Officer Taimur Rahman and Head of Value Added Services (VAS) Anik Dhar.

Confirming the matter to the media, Additional Public Prosecutor of the court Tapas Kumar Paul said James came to the court and appealed for two copyright cases against Banglalink through his lawyer. “Banglalink has been using James’s songs on various channels including welcome tunes and TVCs without any permission,” he also said. 

This action of Banglalink is a “violation of copyright law”. As a result, he has appealed to the court to file a lawsuit, added Tapas Kumar Paul. 

James’s lawyer Tapash Kumar appealed to file a lawsuit in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Imrul Kayes on September 19. James was present in the court at the time. The court then returned the case and directed James to file the lawsuit with the Gulshan police station. Later, the court further said that “if the police station does not accept the case, then the court will take the case directly”.