National team cricketer Rubel sent to jail, bail rejected
Nirapad News : Rubel Hossain was sent to jail today after he had surrendered before a Dhaka court in connection with a rape case filed by film actress Naznin Akter Happy.
National team cricketer Rubel, who was on an anticipatory bail, appeared before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat this morning and submitted a petition for bail.
After hearing, the court rejected his petition and ordered authorities to send Rubel to jail.
The pacer, who is in the 15-member national squad which is going to represent Bangladesh in the upcoming cricket World Cup, was at the centre of controversy since Happy came up with the allegation of rape against him recently.
Happy filed the case under the Prevention of Women and Child Repression Act on December 13 accusing Rubel of luring her into an extramarital affair with false promises of marriage.
The women and children repression prevention act registers the fraudulence as a rape charge.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday announced the 15-member squad for the 2015 cricket world cup which is going to begin on February 14.
Earlier Tuesday, the High Court rejected a writ petition that sought directives to remove Rubel Hossain from Bangladesh’s World Cup squad.
The Tigers are scheduled to leave for Brisbane on January 24.
Happy alleged that Rubel lured her into an affair but later refused to marry. However, in the course of events, the actress once said she would withdraw the case if Rubel marries her.
The HC passed the rejection order, since the petitioner’s lawyer was not present in court to place arguments on the petition.
Happy filed the writ petition with the HC on Monday, also seeking its order on the government to confiscate Rubel’s passport until the case is settled.
Dhaka Medical College on December 24 last year provided Mirpur police a forensic test report stating that Happy was not raped recently.
Doctors at DMC conducted the forensic test a day after the case was filed.
On December 31, 2013, another Dhaka court granted police the use of DNA tests in the case which Happy filed with Mirpur Model Police Station.