The Cyber Tribunal (Bangladesh) in Dhaka has indicted national cricketer Arafat Sunny in a case filed by his wife under the ICT Act.
Judge Md Saiful Islam passed the order after the hearing of the charges pressed against Sunny around 4pm on Thursday.
Mohammadpur police station’s Sub-Inspector Mohammad Yahia, also the case investigation officer, had submitted the charge sheet on April 6.
The court on Thursday also set November 21 to begin recording of statements of witnesses in the case.
The cricketer’s wife Nasrin Sultana earlier also filed two more cases against Sunny and his mother for demanding Tk20 lakh as dowry and torturing her.
According to the cases, 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. As Nasrin refused to pay the money, Sunny ditched her, she alleged.
Nasirn filed the ICT case on January 5 with Mohammadpur police station. She alleged that Sunny had posted their intimate pictures on social media without her consent.
Later, she went on to file the other two under the Dowry Prohibition Act and the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, respectively.
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Sunny was arrested in the ICT case on January 22, but managed to secure bail on March 15 after Nasrin told the court that they had settled the disputes.
A Dhaka court on July 16 also had indicted Sunny in the dowry case, but granted him bail the next day after he surrendered before it and pleaded for bail. The cricketer was said to be suffering from chikungunya at the time.
The left-arm spinner of the national cricket team is currently out on bail in all three cases.