Update November 12, 2015

Dhaka 5-33 pm, 08-August, 2020

Cricketer Shahadat’s bail plea rejected

FR Fateh

Shahadat Hossain denied bail and wife Jesmin Jahan in jail.

Shahadat Hossain denied bail and wife Jesmin Jahan in jail.

12 November 2015, Nirapad News: Dhaka court has rejected the bail plea by paceman Kazi Shahadat Hossain, a suspended national cricketer in a case accusing him of torturing an underage domestic help. The national cricketer’s wife Jesmin Jahan is also in jail after charged with the same case. Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Mullah passed the order on Thursday.

Police arrested Jahan on October 4 in Dhaka. A court later allowed them to question her at the jail gate. A day after his wife’s arrest, Hossain turned himself before the court and pleaded for bail, but was ordered to prison.

Police was later granted three days to question the paceman over the charges. Journalist Khandkar Mozzamel Haque found the girl at Dhaka’s Mirpur and took her to the local police station several hours after Hossain filed a complaint on September 6, claiming the house help had gone missing.

Haque had filed the case against the couple as the 11-year-old alleged the cricketer and his wife used to torture her. The couple had gone into hiding after the case was filed. The girl received treatment at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. There, she told journalists how Hossain and Jahan would beat her and then treat her wounds.

The fast bowler last played for Bangladesh in May against Pakistan. He went off the field on the first day of first Test with a leg injury.

Bangladesh Cricket Board had him treated in Australia and he was going through a rehabilitation programme.

The BCB had now said that reports of Hossain torturing a minor was ‘utterly embarrassing’ and banned the paceman from all forms of cricket until the charges were resolved.

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