Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain gets bail

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Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain was Sunday granted bail by a Dhaka court after his previous petition was rejected by the metropolitan magistrate’s court in a case filed by model-actress Naznin Akter Happy.

Metropolitan sessions court judge Imrul Kayes heard the matter and granted him bail until police submit the chargesheet in the court,
Happy filed a case Dec 13 against Rubel under the Women’s Repression Act, 2014, alleging that the pace bowler, promising marriage, had engaged in a physical relationship with her.
Rubel appeared in a high court Dec 15 and filed an appeal, asking for anticipatory bail. The court granted a four-week bail.
On Jan 8, the cricketer surrendered to the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court and sought bail again.
The court turned down his plea and sent him to jail. This happened three days before the expiry of his anticipatory bail.
Rubel has alleged that Happy has been “blackmailing” him.
Happy underwent a medical test that suggested Rubel did not force her to sleep with him.
The court ordered a DNA test of Rubel Dec 31, 2014, taking cognisance of an appeal filed by Mirpur police Sub-Inspector Md. Masud Parvez.
Happy claimed the two got in touch first on Facebook and Rubel refused to marry her after nine months of an intimate relationship.
Happy, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student at a private university, has acted in a Bengali film.
She alleged that Rubel got involved with another girl while their marriage was being negotiated.
She lodged the complaint against him when he allegedly started avoiding her.
Happy also Jan 5 filed a petition in court, seeking Rubel’s expulsion from the Bangladesh team.
The Bangladesh cricket team is to fly off to Australia in January-end for the ODI World Cup beginning Feb 14.

Last modified: January 11, 2015