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Charge framed against singer Asif under ICT act

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Published: 12:52, 13 January 2022   Update: 13:09, 13 January 2022
Charge framed against singer Asif under ICT act

A Dhaka court has farmed a charge against singer Asif Akber in a case filed by another singer Shafiq Tuhin under Information and Communication Technology Act.

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Assam Jaglul Hossain passed the order on Thursday.

Tuhin filed the case on June 4, 2018 with Tejgaon Thana.

According to the case statement, Tuhin came to know that Asif Akbar, without any prior permission, sold 617 songs — written composed and sung by various lyricists and artists, including himself (Tuhin).The case statement also states, as the chairman of ARB Entertainment, Asif earned a huge amount of money through various illegal commercial uses of those songs.

Tuhin further mentioned that several hours after seeing the TV report, he highlighted the alleged unauthorised use of songs by other artistes, in a Facebook post.

In response, Asif Akbar reportedly threatened him using abusive language in a comment thread under his post.

“Moreover, on Jun 2, Asif again used profanity during a Facebook live event at his verified FB page, making indecent and slanderous accusations,” the case statement read.

Saying that he would punish Tuhin, Asif provoked his FB followers to resist Tuhin wherever he can be found.

Incited, Asif’s fans and followers gave death threats to Tuhin via social media, the statement alleged.

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