A Dhaka court has granted interim bail to cricketer Arafat Sunny after he surrendered before it in a dowry case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Nur Nabi passed the order Wednesday morning, after Sunny surrendered before the court through his lawyer M Jewel Ahmed and sought bail.
On January 23, Sunny's wife Nasrin Sultana filed the case against the national cricketer and his mother Nargis Akter on charges of demanding Tk20 lakh as dowry and torturing her.
After recording Nasrin's statement, the court exempted Sunny's mother from the charges and asked Sunny to appear before the court on April 5.
On March 15, Sunny got permanent bail in another case filed under the ICT Act after his wife told the court that they had settled the disputes.
According to the dowry case, Sunny got married to Nasrin on December 4, 2014 with an endowment of Tk5.1 lakh and they used to live at the house of Nasrin's sister in Katasur area of Mohammadpur.
On July 29, 2015, Sunny and his mother demanded Tk20 lakh as dowry from Nasrin and asked her to bring the money from her father. When Nasrin refused to pay the money, Sunny left her, she claimed.
She also alleged that Sunny had threatened her to publish their personal photographs if she failed to provide the dowry on December 23, 2016.
Later, Nasrin lodged a general diary with Mohammadpur police on December 25, 2016.
Later on January 22, Sunny was placed on one-day remand a few hours after his arrest from Aminbazar area in Savar upazila, in a case filed Mohammadpur police station on January 5.