In a major twist, a Meherpur court sentenced complainant of a false case to imprisonment for seven days.
SM Shariat Ullah, Senior Judicial Magistrate of Meherpur, awarded the jail to the complainant on Sunday.
The complainant accused the three persons of causing bodily harm and issuing death threat following a land dispute.
After trial, it appeared to the court that the case was false and ill-motivated filed for harassing the opposite party.
“None of the witnesses adduced evidence in favour of the complainant. The allegation brought against the accused was not proved. Even, the complainant admitted that 2-3 nos accused were not present at the place of occurrence. It seems that complainant filed the case following previous enmity, ” the court observed.
So, the court acquitted the accused persons of the charges furnished by the complainant.
Apart from the awarding jail, the court fined the complainant Tk 1,000, in default, to suffer five more days in prison.
Shefali Khatun, Bench Officer of Senior Judicial Magistrate Court in Meherpur, confirmed the jail of the complainant to the journalists.
Having convicted for filing fake case, the compliant has been sent to the jail.
In an instant reaction, Ehan Uddin Mona, a lawyer of Meherpur district court, said “This verdict will help check concocted cases and increase public confidence in the legal system. Besides, people will get rid of harassment caused by fake cases.”