1 lac taka fined for TC law violation

British American Tobacco BangladeshNGO News Report :: Today; media agency Interspeed area coordinator Faysal Ahmed Rubel along with others were caught with illegal tobacco advertisement and promotional materials of British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh by a mobile court. Taka One Lakh (100,000/-) was fined to them for illegal advertisement of tobacco products by violating tobacco control law {Smoking and Tobacco Products Uses (Control) Act 2005; amended in 2013}. Around noon; at 12 pm, a mobile court found illegal advertisement of tobacco products and then punished as penalty and collected money at Sirajgoj.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Office of Sirajgonj district, Md. Shafiqul Islam, led this mobile court along with two executive magistrates Miltan Chandra Roy and Mohammad Hashib Sarker.  The mobile court found that BAT is doing illegal tobacco advertisements. Then, mobile court caught on spot with illegal promotional materials and punished Faysal Ahmed Rubel, area coordinator of Interspeed.

Offenders Faysal Ahmed Rubel informed to mobile court and and said that they (officials of Interspeed; a media agency) are promoting BATs brand as per agreement.

Mobile court then destroyed illegal promotional materials of BATs tobacco products and asked them to obey tobacco control law.

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