The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Thursday allowed police three days to question cricketer Shahadat Hossain alias Rajib in a case filed for physically torturing his domestic help in the city.
East bowler Shahadat earlier, surrendered to the court on Oct 5, a day after police arrested his wife Jesmin Jahan Nitto from a house in Malibagh area of the capital. The court had sent Shahadat to the jail after his surrender. The next day police pleaded for a seven-day remand of the cricketer.
On Thursday, Magistrate Yousuf Hossain rejected Shahadat’s bail plea and granted the law enforcers three days to interrogate him.
In September, Shahadat filed a complaint to the police claiming that his maid had gone missing. But several hours later, 11-year-old girl Happy accused the cricketer and his wife of torture in their house.
Khandkar Mozzamel Haque, a journalist, found the injured child in Mirpur area and took her to the local police and later filed the case with the police station.
Shahadat last played for Bangladesh in May against Pakistan. He went off the field on the first day of first Test with a leg injury. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) got him treated in Australia and he was undergoing course on his rehabilitation.
The BCB had said that the reports of torturing a minor was ‘utterly embarrassing’ and banned the pacer from all forms of cricket until the charges were settled.