Risingbd Online Bangla News Portal

Dhaka     Thursday   30 March 2023

Verdict on custody of 2 Japanese children today

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 09:12, 29 January 2023   Update: 09:40, 29 January 2023
Verdict on custody of 2 Japanese children today

Dhaka family court is set to deliver its verdict today over the custody of two children of Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif and his wife Japanese citizen Eriko Nakano.

Judge Durdana Rahman of Dhaka’s Second Additional Assistant Judge and Family Court will deliver its judgement on Sunday (January 29).

The same court set the date for passing an order on the issue after the closing arguments on January 22 this year.

The High Court on August 31, 2021, ordered Sharif and Nakano to live at a Gulshan flat together for 15 days with their two daughters.

The court had asked the Department of Social Services to look over the matter and the commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police is being asked to ensure the safety of the family.

The court finally came up with its order as the estranged couple failed to reach a consensus on where and with whom their two daughters -- Nakano Jasmine Malika (11) and Nakano Laila Lina (9) -- will live, in spite of repeated instructions from the court.

The Supreme Court, however, on February 13, 2022, said, until the disposal of the case by the family court, the two children will remain in the custody of their mother, while their father can visit them in the house.

In February 2021, Sharif filed a case with the family court for the custody of the two children.