A tribunal in Dhaka has accepted the charge sheet against suspended cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife Jesmin Jahan alias Nitya in the case of domestic help torture.
Judge of Dhaka`s Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 Tanzina Ismail accepted the charge sheet pressed by police on Thursday.
The court also fixed February 22 for hearing to indict the accused in the case.
The case was transferred to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 from the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) on January 12.
Earlier, Shafiqur Rahman, investigating officer of the case and also inspector (investigation) of Mirpur Model Police Station, submitted the charge sheet before Metropolitan Magistrates Court of Dhaka on December 29, 2015.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Kamrul Hossain Molla granted bail to Jesmin Jahan on December 1 last year while on December 8 the High Court (HC) granted bail to Shahadat till March 31.
On September 13, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) suspended the pacer over the allegation.
Shahadat surrendered before the court two days after police arrested his wife Jesmin Jahan alias Nitya from one of her relative’s house at Malibagh in Dhaka.
On September 6, the domestic help, Happy, brought the allegation of torture by Shahadat and his wife. Later, a case was filed against the couple with Mirpur Police Station in this connection.