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James, Miles withdraw cases against Banglalink

Published : 26 May 2022 09:07 PM

Celebrity singer James and favorite rock band Miles on Thursday withdrew the cases filed against mobile operator Banglalink and its four officials for allegedly breaching copyright laws.

Defendants' lawyer Md Matiur Rahman confirmed it.

The four accused were Erik Aas, chief executive officer of Banglalink Digital Communication Ltd, Nurul Alam, its chief compliance officer, Taimur Rahman, the chief corporate regulatory affairs officer, and Anik dhar, head of VAS, said court sources.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court granted the withdrawal appeal of James and Hamin Ahmed of Miles.

During the hearing, Manam Ahmed of Miles informed the court that the case was filed over misunderstanding. He also told that they didn't want to conduct the case anymore.

Four accused were also present in the court during the hearing.

On November 10 last year, Faruq Mahfuz Anam alias James appeared before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate KM Emrul Kayesh and filed a case against Banglalink under the country's copyright laws.

Hamin Ahmed and Manam Ahmed of Miles band also filed another case in the court against Banglalink and the officials over the issue.

According to the  case statement, Banglalink used many songs of James and Miles band in its ringtones, welcome tunes and even advertisements without their permission from 2007-2021, which is a direct violation of  copyright laws of the country.