Cricketer Sunny gets interim bail

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Dhaka, March 9: A Dhaka court on Thursday granted interim bail for cricketer Arafat Sunny in the case under the Women Repression Prevention Act filed by a woman claiming to be his wife.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Qamrul Hossain Mollah granted bail for him until April 10.

According to defence counsel M Jewel Ahmed, the court has granted bail with the plaintiff as the guarantor.

He said the court’s order came following a negotiation between the plaintiff and the defendant.

“The court said the bail is an interim measure to see whether they can come to a solution. It will be scrapped if that’s not the case,” said Ahmed.

Prosecutor Tapash Kumar Paul said the plaintiff told the court she had negotiated with the defendant and has no problem if bail is granted.

According to the plaintiff, Sunny and she secretly tied the knot in 2014 following a love affair. Sometimes later, she asked Sunny to officially take her to his home but Sunny remained reluctant.

In June last year, Sunny opened a fake Facebook account and threatened her by sending photos of their intimate moments.

On January 5, the girl started a case under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act at Mohammadpur Police Station. Police arrested Sunny on January 22.

On January 23, she started another case accusing Sunny of torturing her for Tk 2 million dowry.

On February 1, she started another case under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, in which Sunny was granted bail on Thursday.