A Dhaka court on Thursday, January 13, framed charges against popular singer Asif Akbar in a case filed under the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) act.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Mohammad As-Sams Jaglul Hossain framed the charges rejecting the plea for acquittal and set 23 June to start recording statements of witnesses, said public prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim.
With the framing of charges the formal trial in the case has started.
On 4 June, 2018, lyricist and singer Shafiq Tuhin filed the case against Asif with Tejgaon police station.
On 20 November, 2019, the investigation officer in the case filed two separate chargesheets against the singer under the ICT act and Penal Code.
According to the case complaint, the plaintiff through an investigative program named, “Search Light,” broadcasted in a private TV channel on 1 June, 2018 found out that Asif sold 617 songs of different lyricists, musician and singers without their permission.
Later the plaintiff got information from different sources that Asif digitalized those songs through his production company ARB Entertainment and earned a huge amount of money.
Shafiq Tuhin posted a status about the matter on his personal Facebook account where Asif commented indecently.
Later Asif came live on Facebook and said he will resist Shafiq anywhere he finds him. – UNB