The High Court on Monday again delayed ruling over an interim injunction plea made by Robi regarding the payment of Tk867.23 crore in dues to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
The High Court bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khijir postponed the date of the hearing to December 1 this year, which was initially scheduled for Monday.
After hearing from both sides, the court also issued a ruling asking why the BTRC should refrain from collecting its dues from the telecom company.
Advocate Prabir Neogi, Barrister Tanjib-ul-Alam and Barrister Kazi Ershadul Alam appeared for Robi, while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Barrister Khandakar Reza-e-Rakib represented the telecom regulator.
As of now, the date has been delayed four times.
Earlier on July 31 this year, the BTRC hit Robi Axiata Ltd with an audit claim of Tk867.23 crores.
Then Robi filed a case with a lower court on August 25, seeking its directive on the BTRC refraining from collecting dues from the mobile operator and halt any harassment until the issue is resolved.
But the lower court rejected the application, following which, Robi filed the appeal with the High Court, which was accepted for a hearing on October 20.
The High Court initially fixed November 3 for hearing the appeal, but it was later shifted to November 14, and later to Monday, November 25.