News Desk: A Dhaka court on Monday fixed February 9 for hearing on framing charges against three people includin national team cricketer Nasir Hossain and his wife Tamima in a case filed over their ‘illegal marriage’.
Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain fixed the date in presence of the three accused.
Kazi Najibullah Hiru, a counsel of Tamima and Nasir, said “Tamima divorced Rakib properly and it is the jurisdiction of the local marriage registrar office to implement it. Besides, Sumi Akter, mother of Tamima, has no involvement in it.”
He also made a plea to exonerate all the accused from the charges.
On December 20, 2021, a Dhaka court fixed January 24 for hearing on framing charges against the trio.
Earlier on October 31, 2021, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohamamd Jashim granted them bail when they surrendered before the court and sought bail in the case.
On September 30, last year, a report of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) said the marriage between Nasir Hossain and Tamima Sultana is illegal as she is still wife of businessman Rakib Hasan.
PBI investigation officer Mizanur Rahman submitted the report before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohamamd Jashim.
Later the court asked cricketer Nasir, Tamima and Tamima’s mother Sumi Akhter to appear before it on October 31.
Tamima allegedly got married to cricketer Nasir without divorcing her husband Rakib Hasan.
According to the PBI report, Tamima did not divorce her first husband Rakib and Rakib did not get any divorce notice from her. Rather, Tamima made a fake divorce notice. So, Tamima is still the wife of Rakib, said the report.
Earlier on February 24, a Dhaka court directed PBI to investigate the case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Md Jashim passed the order after taking the case filed by Rakib into cognisance.
According to the case statement, Tamima got married to Rakib Hasan on February 26, 2011 and they have an eight year old daughter.
Tamima, a cabin crew of Saudia Airlines, had been staying in Saudi Arabia due to Covid-19 situation since March 10, 2020.
During this time, she contacted her family through mobile phone and social media.
Tamima got married to the cricketer on February 24, 2021 while photographs of their marriage went viral on social media which drew the attention of Rakib Hasan.