Cop jailed for taking second wife
A Tangail court sentenced a police officer to one year's imprisonment for marrying a woman without taking permission from the first wife.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Farzana Hasnat on Wednesday passed the order against Md Abdul Alim, an assistant sub-inspector working at the office of superintendent of police in Kishoreganj, said Anwarul Islam, court inspector in Tangail.
The same day, the court granted his bail in condition of lodging an appeal against the verdict, he said.
According to the prosecution, Alim of Jhunkai village in Tangail's Delduar upazila married Mobina Begum of the upazila in 2002. Alim demanded Tk 2 lakh as dowry from Mobina's family in 2015.
As the family refused to meet his demand, Alim beat Mobina and sent her along with their son to her father's house.
Alim later married Shahnaz Parvin Ruma of Kishorganj without taking any permission from his first wife Mobina.
Mobina filed a case against Alim with a court in Tangail on January 19 in 2016 under Section 6/5 of Muslim Family Law.