Feni rape accused who married in jail secures bail
Published : Monday, 30 November, 2020 at 12:55 PM Count : 428
Rape accused Zahirul Islam Zia has secured one year bail as he married the victim girl inside Feni jail according to a court order.
The High Court (HC) bench of Justices M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman granted the bail on Sunday.
Now, there is no legal bar on Zahirul Islam's release, his lawyer said.
Lawyer Farruk Alamgir Chowdhury stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Sarwar Hossain Rabbi represented the state.
On November 19, the marriage ceremony took place in presence of executive magistrate Moniruzzaman with a ‘Den Mohor’ (dower) of Tk 6 lakh under the supervision of Feni Jail authorities. Family members of both parties were also present at that time.
Signatures of both families were taken on a judicial stamp paper which has, later, sent to the HC along with other necessary documents.
Zahirul Islam Zia had an affair with the victim, who accused her lover of raping her on May 27.
Sonagazi police arrested Zia on May 29 and pressed charges against Zia in court on June 30 in the case.
When Zia’s lawyer moved the High Court on November 1, the court agreed to grant bail on the condition that the accused marries the victim.
The order reached the jail on November 11.