2 Japanese children to remain with their Bangladeshi father: HC

The high court today ruled that the two Japanese children of Bangladesh-born US citizen Imran Sharif and Japanese citizen Nakano Eriko will remain with their father.

Delivering a verdict on a writ petition, the High Court issued the rule.

On July 18, Eriko, a doctor based in Tokyo, came to Bangladesh and filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking a directive on Imran to hand over the two children to her custody.

On August 19, the HC bench directed Imran to produce his daughters before it on August 31. But before that, the Criminal Investigation Department of Police took the children into their custody on August 22.

On August 23, the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman said the girls will remain at the center till the August 31 hearing.

On September 16, the High Court gave the responsibility to lawyers concerned for an amicable settlement to the domestic disputes between Imran Sharif and Eriko Nakano, as they could not reach any solution.