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Mushfiqur Rahim is sending legal notice against Ekatar TV for allegedly misleading reporting
Bangladeshi cricket star Mushfiqur Rahim has taken strong legal action against satellite TV channel Ekatar TV after he alleged that satellite channel Ekatar TV was providing “false, fabricated and deliberate reports”. The report is based on events during the Mirpur Stadium sacking on December 6 and prompted Mushfiqur Rahim’s lawyer Shihab Uddin Khan to issue legal notices to specific people in the television channel hierarchy.
In a recent press release, Mushfiqur Rahim’s lawyer Shihab Uddin Khan confirmed that legal notices have been sent to Ekatar TV’s news director, sports editor and the journalists involved. The notice requests that the dispute be resolved within the next 48 hours.
The dubious report was titled ‘Smell of field repair in Mirpur Test!’ Mushfiqur Rahim and his legal representatives expressed serious concerns that the report was allegedly misleading and highlighted its potentially damaging impact on the cricketer’s reputation.
According to the notice, the report tarnished Mushfiqur’s 18-year career in international cricket. He faced defamation in individual, family and social spheres due to the report and suffered emotional devastation.
The legal notice demanded the immediate removal of the false report from all platforms. It also asked Ekattor TV to offer unconditional apology and inform Mushfiqur in writing about the warning served to the reporter, Sayful Rupok.
In failure to comply with the demand, the issue will be taken to the criminal and civil courts for compensation, added the notice.
However, the TV channel has already taken down the report from social media platforms and expressed regret for any distress caused