Staff Correspondent: A court in Dhaka on Thursday framed charges against suspended cricketer Arafat Sunny in a case filed by a woman claiming to be his wife, under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
Through the charge framing, the trial proceedings against Sunny have formally begun.
Sunny, now on bail, pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Judge Saiful Islam of the Cyber Tribunal read out the charge to him.
The tribunal fixed November 21 for taking testimony in the case.
Mohammad Yahia, a sub-inspector of Mohammadpur Police Station, on April 6 pressed charges against Sunny in the case filed against him under the ICT Act.
According to the case statement, Sunny opened a fake Facebook account on June 12 last year and sent an objectionable photo of the 23-year-old woman, Nasrin Sultana, through Facebook.
He reportedly did the same on November 25, 2016. Nasrin claimed she had been in a relationship with Sunny for seven years and they got married on December 4, 2014.
Police arrested Sunny on January 23 from Amin Bazar area in Dhaka in a case filed by Nasrin with Mohammadpur Police Station under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
He was later suspended from the national cricket team.
Two more cases -- one for dowry case and other for torturing his wife – were also filed against Sunny.
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