Robi, the second largest private mobile operator of the country, has paid Tk27.60 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) as its first installment as per the High Court order.
Zakir Hossen Khan, Senior Assistant Director (Media) confirmed the information to The Business Standard this afternoon.
On January 5, the High Court asked the mobile operator to pay BTRC Tk138 crore out of its Tk867.23 crore dues in instalments within next five months.
Earlier on July 31 last year, the BTRC hit Robi Axiata Ltd with an audit claim of Tk867.23 crores.
Robi then 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, November 25, December 1, and December 8.