Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh (L) and predecessor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon (R)
Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh (L) and predecessor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon (R)

Former mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mohammad Sayeed Khokon has sent a statement to the media, wanting to know the ‘market value’ of incumbent DSCC mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh’s ‘dignity and respect.’

Sayeed Khokon’s public relations officer Habibul Islam sent this statement to the media Monday afternoon.

The statement said that in response to the remark of present mayor Fazle Noor Taposh that a defamation case will be filed against the former mayor of DSCC Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, the former mayor and Awami League central leader Mohammad Sayeed Khokon has asked, “What is the ‘market value’ of Taposh’s ‘dignity and respect’? I will be able to ascertain that after getting the details of the case. Alongside facing the case legally, scores will be settled on the street, Insha Allah!”

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Earlier, two persons had filed a defamation suit against the DSCC former mayor Sayeed Khokan at the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM)’s court on Monday morning.

The plaintiffs were Supreme Court lawyer Sarwar Alam and another person named Kazi Anisur Rahman. Dhaka CMM court’s magistrate recorded their depositions.

Speaking to Prothom Alo about the case petition, lawyer Sarwar Alam told Prothom Alo that on 9 January Sayeed Khokon made defamatory statements about the Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Fazle Noor Taposh and this appeared in the media. That is why he filed this case. The court has recorded his statement but has not issued any order as yet.