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.