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SC rejects Japanese woman’s plea to go abroad with her kids

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Japanese woman's plea to go abroad with her two children.

A six-member full bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, also dismissed a contempt plea of the Japanese woman, Nakano Erico, to haul her estranged husband, Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif.

Besides, the court also refused to entertain Imran's contempt plea against Erico for "disobeying an earlier court order".

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Japanese woman's plea to go abroad with her two children.

A six-member full bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, also dismissed a contempt plea of the Japanese woman, Nakano Erico, to haul her estranged husband, Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif.

Besides, the court also refused to entertain Imran's contempt plea against Erico for "disobeying an earlier court order".

On December 5, Erico filed a petition with the Appellate Division challenging the High Court's order.

After 12 years of marriage, on January 18 last year, Erico, a physician, appealed for divorce from engineer Imran over marital dispute.

On January 28, 2021, she also filed a case with a Tokyo family court for the custody of their three children.

But on February 21, Imran returned to Bangladesh with their two girls from Japan. After that a Japanese court passed an order giving the children under their mother’s custody.

On August 19, Erico filed a writ petition in the High Court here seeking custody of the two girls.

Source: United News of Bangladesh