CNG refueling station owners have served a legal notice upon Petrobangla chairman Dr Hussain Monsur against his derogatory comments and statements on TV live show and also to newspapers.
Barrister Rafique-ul Huq served the legal notice on August 3 being instructed by his client Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association.
The notice mentioned that the Petrobangla chairman on a private TV channel live-show on July 7 said the CNG station owners by cheating the consumers are swindling Tk 10-Tk 12 lakh every month, but he did this without specifically mentioning how, when and who has actually committed such crimes.
The reputation of all the 587 members of the association has been severely affected by such baseless and general statements, especially when it has been made by a respectable person like Petrobangla chairman, it said.
The legal notice further mentioned that such general statement and vague allegations by the Petrobangla chairman have also been published in two daily newspapers on July 30.
Petrobangla chairman is responsible and empowered for taking action against any irregularities and violation of rules by CNG station owners. Merely leveling serious allegation without any basis or evidence amount to defamation and is unexpected from a person of his caliber, said the legal notice.
It also mentioned that many CNG stations have been passing financial hardship for shortage in gas supply and other reasons.
The legal notice requested the Petrobangla chairman to refrain from making any further baseless and oppressive statement.