Court orders probe against cricketer Nasir, wife 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:42, Feb 24,2021 | Updated: 19:11, Feb 24,2021


This photo taken from Facebook on February 15, 2021 shows cricketer Nasir Hossain is with his newly-wed wife Tamima Sultana.

A Dhaka court on Wednesday ordered Police Bureau of Investigation to probe a case filed against out-of-favour national cricketer Nasir Hossain and his newly-wed wife Tamima Sultana.

Tamima’s ex-husband Rakib Hasan filed the case with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim on the day under section 494, 497/498 and 500 of the penal code.

Bangladesh penal code section 494 made marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife a punishable offence.  

Section 497 of the penal code about adultery defined the sexual intercourse with the wife of another person as an offence.

Rakib accused Nasir of marrying Tamima without the latter formally divorcing him, said his lawyer Ishrat Jahan.

Bench officer Mohammad Helal told New Age that the magistrate accepted the case and ordered the probe, asking the PBI to submit an update on March 30.

Nasir Hossain tied the knot with airline cabin crew Tamima February 14.

The wedding ceremony of the player held at a restaurant in Uttara in the capital on Sunday.

Nasir posted several photos of his wedding on his verified Facebook page the next date and sought blessings from all.

The wedding stroked a controversy after Rakib accused Tamima of marrying Nasir without formally divorcing him and filed general diary with a police station in the capital.

Rakib also claimed that Tamima has an eight-year old daughter with him. The daughter is now living with his parents, he told reporters.

Nasir, who played 19 Tests, 65 ODIs, and 31 Twenty20 internationals overall, held a wedding reception at a city venue amid the controversy.

Once a regular player in all three formats, Nasir last played for the national team in 2018 when he appeared in a one-day international against Sri Lanka.

Nasir, who hit the headlines for several wrong reasons in the recent past, missed the cut in the recent Bangabandhu Cup T20 tournament owing to his poor fitness.

In January, he played in a controversial T10 tournament in UAE.  

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email