Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Grameenphone (GP) has sought government intervention to settle the issue of alleged revenue evasion of BDT 30.34 billion raised by telecom regulator recently.

The mobile phone operator sent a letter to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on Wednesday claiming the data of audit report was not correct and the report was made on the basis of wrong idea.

The ministry will take step in this connection after detailed discussion, the Financial Express (FE), a local newspaper, reported quoting telecom Secretary Sunil Kanti Bose.

Earlier, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Zia Ahmed said it is their right to audit a cell phone company as per the telecom act 2001.

The regulator already invited the GP to discuss with the matter of audit report and dues on Monday next.

Chief Communication Officer (CCO) of GP Kazi Monirul Kabir said they will raise mismatch of the audit report in the meeting of regulatory commission.

He hoped the commission will consider their logical demand for the greater interest of the company.

On Monday last, the BTRC sent a letter of audit report where it mentioned that the operator will have to pay BDT 30.34 billion with compound 15 per cent interest by 24 October this year.

BBN/SSR/AD-07Oct11-8:59 am (BST)