Case filed by James: 4 Banglalink officials get ad-interim bail

A Dhaka court today granted ad-interim bail to four top officials of Banglalink Digital Communications Limited in a case filed by singer-musician James for violating the copyright laws.

The four accused are Banglalink Digital Communications’ CEO Erik Aas, Chief Compliance Officer M Nurul Alam, Chief Corporate Regulatory Officer Taimur Rahman, and Head of VAS Anik Dhar.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order after the four surrendered before it, seeking bail in the case.

In the order, the judge said the bail will remain valid until December 6. Another accused, Chief Digital Officer Sanjay Vaghasi, did not appear before the court today.

On November 10, James filed a case with the court against the five officials for their alleged involvement in violating copyright laws.

The judge took cognizance of the charges and issued summons asking them to appear before it today.

According to case documents, Banglalink is using several of James’ songs as caller tunes and welcome tunes, and in advertisements which is a violation of copyright laws.