SC orders Grameenphone to pay Tk 2000 crore to BTRC in three months


Staff Reporter :The Supreme Court on Sunday ordered Grameenphone to pay Tk 2000 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in three months as it has due of Tk 12,580 crore.

The court order said that if GP failed to give Tk 2000 crore in time, it will stay the High Court order which issued injunction on BTRC’s move to realize Tk 12,580 crore due.

The SC passed the order following a petition of BTRC seeking a stay on the HC order.
A seven member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order.
Meanwhile, BTRC’s lawyer Barrister Khandakar Reza-E-Raquib told journalists that the order will be clear to me after getting the release of full text to hand.

“If Grameen Phone pays the money immediately it will be benefitted,” he said.

BTRC told the SC during the hearing that Grameenphone should clear 50 percent of the Tk 12,580 crore due now.

On the other hand, Grameenphone has proposed on November 14 to deposit Tk 200 crore with BTRC against its claim of Tk 12,580 crore.