Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  

Dr Shafique files case for seizure of Rentu's property

Prof Dr Shafique Ahmed Siddique of Dhaka University yesterday filed an execution case seeking seizure of all movable and immovable property of Motiur Rahman Rentu, author of 'Amar Fashi Chai'.

Dr Shafique, husband of Sheikh Rehana and also a writer, filed the case as Rentu failed to pay compensatory damages awarded to him by a court.

Earlier in 2002, Dr Shafique filed a defamation case against Rentu, terming the remarks about him (Dr Shafique) in Rentu's book 'Amar Fashi Chai' false, baseless and politically motivated.

After a long hearing for five years, the judge passed the verdict on April 18 this year and ordered Rentu to pay Tk 1,00,31,998 in damages to Dr Shafique.

As Rentu failed to pay the compensatory money within the stipulated 60 days, Dr Shafique filed the execution case with the same court.