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Court orders to freeze, attach properties of Pradeep and wife

The ACC's investigation against Pradeep started back in 2018

Update : 20 Sep 2020, 08:20 PM

A Chittagong court has ordered to freeze and attach all moveable and immovable properties of Pradeep Kumar Das and his wife until further order in a case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Pradeep, former officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf police station, is also one of the key accused in Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan’s murder case.

The court of Chittagong Metropolitan Senior Special Sessions Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order on Sunday.

ACC counsel Kazi Sanowar Ahmed confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.  

“The court passed the order after the ACC submitted an application to the court seeking permission to freeze and attach all the movable and immovable properties of the former police officer and his wife,” the ACC lawyer said.

Investigation Officer of the case and ACC’s Assistant Director submitted the application to the court.

Earlier in the day, the same court rejected the bail plea of Pradeep Kumar Das in a case filed against him by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over accumulating wealth illegally.

Previously on September 14, Pradeep was shown arrested in a case filed by the ACC over the illegal accumulation of wealth.

On August 23, the ACC filed a case against Pradeep and his wife for amassing wealth worth Tk4 crore from unknown sources.

The ACC's investigation against Pradeep started back in 2018.

On April 20 in 2019, Pradeep and his wife were given a notice to submit a statement of their assets.

Pradeep and his wife submitted their statement in June 2019.

Following their statement, and after a long investigation, the ACC found evidence that Pradeep and his wife had illegally amassed assets worth more than Tk4 crore.

Pradeep has also been sued in a case filed over the murder of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan, who was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31.

Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court after the incident on August 5.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah issued arrest warrants against all of the accused after taking the case into cognizance. Pradeep surrendered on August 6.

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