Contempt of court petition against Bangladeshi father of Japanese children rejected
Published: 12:12 PM, 2 June 2022 Updated: 01:19 PM, 2 June 2022
The Appellate Division has rejected the contempt of court petition filed by Japanese citizen Nakano Eriko against her two children’s father and Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif.
The Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order on Thursday.
Senior counsel Barrister Ajmalul Hossain QC heard the appeal in the court. He was assisted by Advocate Mohammad Shishir Monir.
Earlier on May 16, Nakano Eriko filed the contempt of court petition against Imran Sharif with the Appellate Division. The court then fixed May 23 for hearing the appeal.
On that day, Advocate Md Shishir Monir said, "Earlier the Appellate Division had instructed that the two children will stay with their mother and the father could visit the children every day. Disobeying this instruction, Imran sometimes took the children outside by force, which is contempt of the court order."
On February 13, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court ordered that the children of Eriko and Imran be kept in the custody of their mother.
The court said that the two children will remain with the mother until the case is settled in the Dhaka Family Court, and directed the family court to dispose of the case within three months