A Dhaka court yesterday discharged Sazzadul Haque from a fake case filed by a 26-year-old woman accusing him of torture for dowry.
Runa, a resident of Arshinagar in Keraniganj, lodged the complaint with the tribunal on March 11 claiming Sazzad married her in 2015 and used to torture her for dowry.
Judge Tabassum Islam of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 passed the order. Runa was not present before the tribunal even though she was asked to appear before it yesterday.
Sazzad was present at the court; his lawyer pleaded for discharging him from the charges, saying his client neither married nor knew her.
Sazzad told this newspaper he was satisfied with the court order and demanded exemplary punishment for Runa.
Meanwhile, Khairul Amin, who was mentioned in the case statement as Runa’s lawyer, apologised and claimed he did not file the case and someone might have misused his seal and signature to do so.
On May 23, the tribunal issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Runa and issued a show-cause to Khairul asking why he should not be present at hearing yesterday.
Sazzad came to know of the case after Barishal police arrested him on April 15. A Barishal court sent him to jail the next day.
Sazzad claimed he did not marry her, The Daily Star found the marriage certificate to be fake. It ran a report on this on May 17.