The High Court today formed a three-member committee to enquire into the allegation of attempting to misappropriate money by changing the copyright and intellectual property rights of two books published on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
In response to a writ petition, the HC also asked the committee headed by the secretary to Ministry of Primary and Mass Education to submit its report to it in a month.
Trustee of Liberation War Museum Mofidul Hoque and Bangla Academy director general are other members of the committee.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why their failure to protect the copyright and intellectual property rights of books "Bangabandhu Maanei Bangladesh" and "3053 Din" should not be declared illegal.
The HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Huq came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed seeking necessary order on this issue.
Supreme Court lawyer Syed Sayedul Haque Suman submitted the writ petition to the HC on August 31 claiming that Nazmul Hasan, owner of Journey Multi Media and Swadhika, has reportedly attempted to misappropriate money by changing copyright and intellectual property rights of the books "Bangabandhu Maanei Bangladesh" and "3053 Din".
The books were published for the Bangabandhu Book Corners at all the primary schools across the country, the petitioners said in the petition.