The High Court has summoned Sirajul Islam Majumder a marriage registrar and Quazi of Feni Municipality Ward No. 3 for registering the marriage of a teenager in Sonagazi.
The High Court bench of Jusitce M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order Sunday. Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi confirmed the matter.
Lawyer Shah Imran Ahmed appeared for the accused while Sarwar Hossain Bappi represented the state.
Allegedly, Sirajul Islam had registered the marriage of Zahidul Islam of Alampur village in Sonagazi with the teenage daughter of Abdul Mannan of Bagdana village.
The allegation against Qazi was that he had shown the age of the teenager higher than her actual age in the marriage documents.
The girl's father filed a case against Zahidul Islam at the Sonagazi Model Police Station on 10 October 2020 under the Women and Child Abuse Prevention Act. Zahidul was arrested in this case.
After the accused had failed to seek bail in the lower court he applied for bail in the High Court. During the bail hearing, the matter of an underage marriage came to the notice of the court.