Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Saturday (June 10) said that he would take legal action against The Daily Star for defamation unless it offers an unconditional apology and compensation for damages caused by its 'satirical article' on tree-felling last month.
Mayor’s lawyer Mejbahur Rahman made a statement on the situation at a media conference today at his offices in capital’s Karwan Bazar chamber.
Earlier on June 5, the mayor served a legal notice on The Daily Star.
Mejbahur Rahman said three things were sought in the legal notice served on behalf of the DSCC mayor -- the article link must be removed from the online version, The Daily Star must offer an unconditional apology and give Tk 100 crore in seven days.
Although The Daily Star removed that article from online, they did not issue any apology in this regard, he added.
BDST: 1652 HRS, JUNE 10, 2023