Cricketer Rubel gets bail
A tribunal of women and children repression prevention in Dhaka on Sunday granted fresh bail to national cricketer Rubel Hossain in a rape case filed by actress Naznin Akter Happy.
Responding to a fresh bail plea filed by Rubel’s lawyer barrister Mohammad Moniruzzaman, judge Tanjina Ismail of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5, granted him the bail, United News of Bangladesh reports.Meanwhile, advocate Tuhin Hawlader, Happy’s lawyer, filed a ‘no objection’ petition against final report which was submitted by inspector of Tejgaon Victim Support Centre Halima Khatun to the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court on April 6.The next hearing on the case is scheduled to be held on May 20.
On December 13 last year, actress Happy had filed the case against Rubel under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000.The High Court on December 15 granted Rubel an anticipatory bail for four weeks as he surrendered to it seeking bail.On January 6, the HC summarily dismissed a writ petition filed by actress Happy seeking the removal of the pacer from the Bangladesh National Cricket team squad.On January 8, a metropolitan magistrate court here sent the national cricketer to jail on his surrender, rejecting his bail plea in the rape case.Later, on January 11, responding to a fresh bail plea filed by the detained accused, acting metropolitan session’s judge KM Imrul Kayes granted him the bail until submission of the police report on the case.According to the first information report, Rubel had been involved in physical relationship with the actress for eight months. It also said Rubel had promised to marry her and thus developed the intimate relationship.On April 6, Happy’s allegation of rape against the pace bowler Rubel Hossain was not proved by the forensic test done in this connection at Tejgaon Victim Support Centre.Inspector of Tejgaon Victim Support Centre Halima Khatun submitted the probe report to the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court.On April 13, the rape case was transferred to the women and children repression prevention tribunal.As Rubel reportedly backtracked, Happy had filed the case alleging that Rubel raped her several times at his flat.
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