Former army chief general Moeen U Ahmed moved a Dhaka court
to dismiss a Tk 100 crore defamation suit against him.
Moeen's lawyer Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan filed the appeal at the Third Joint
District Judge's Court, Dhaka in the afternoon.
The judge, S M Saiful Islam, fixed Sep 13 for hearing the appeal and the case.
BNP's former state minister for power Iqbal Hassan Mahmud Tuku filed the
defamation suit against Moeen on July 12, claiming Tk 100 crore in damages, for
alleged defamatory statements made against him by the army chief in the
presence of media.
"The allegations brought against the former army chief are political
controversy. The court does not have the jurisdiction to try it," Bhuiyan
told the court on Tuesday.
The court on Aug 16 set Moeen a Sept 13 deadline for submission of a written
rejoinder in the defamation case.