A Dhaka court on Sunday issued an arrest warrant against national cricketer Arafat Sunny in a case filed under the Dowry Prohibition Act.
A woman claiming herself to be Arafat’s wife filed the case on 20 January.
After the hearing, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Zakir Hossain Tipu framed a chargesheet against the cricketer and issued the arrest warrant.
Arafat Sunny’s lawyer told Prothom Alo that his client was ill and they appealed for some time. However, the court issued the warrant rejecting the appeal.
A total of three cases were filed against the national team spinner.
Earlier on 5 January, the woman filed a case against Arafat Sunny under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Sunny was arrested in the case on 19 January.
Later, the woman also filed a case on charge of demanding Tk 2 million as dowry.
Finally, another case was filed against Arafat Sunny and his mother under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.
Sunny is on bail in all three of the cases.