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DU Teacher decides to withdraw case against colleague

17 Jul 2017, 21:36

NTV Online

A teacher of Dhaka University, who filed a case against one of his colleagues under section 57 of the ICT Act following a Facebook post, has decided to withdraw the lawsuit.

Abul Mansur Ahmed, professor of Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Department, on July 13, filed the case against associate professor of the same department Fahmidul Haq with Shahbagh Police Station under the section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, reports the UNB.

Prof Mansur took the decision to drop the charge in an academic committee meeting of the department held on Sunday as Fahmidul Haq uploaded another post on Facebook apologizing for his previous post, said a press release signed by MCJ department chairman Prof M Mofizur Rahman on Monday.

Fahmidul Haq admitted his mistake in the new post mentioning that his previous post was incorrect, added the press release.

In the case statement, Abul Mansur Ahmed alleged that Fahmidul blamed Mansur for delaying publication of Masters-2016 result in a write-up posted in a university base Facebook group where some 69 are members.

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