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Sinha murder: 4 accused cops, 3 other suspects sent to jail after 7-day remand

  • Published at 03:05 pm August 20th, 2020
Maj (Ret) Sinha Md Rashed Khan <strong>Collected</strong>
File photo of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan Collected

Previously on August 12, senior judicial magistrate court of Cox's Bazar granted a seven-day remand for the accused policemen and the witnesses

A Cox’s Bazar court has sent seven people, including four accused policemen and three other suspects, to jail following the completion of their interrogation conducted by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in connection to the murder case of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.

Cox's Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Tamanna Farah sent the seven to jail when they were produced before the court Thursday afternoon after a seven-day remand.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Cox's Bazar Court Police Inspector Pradeep Kumar Das said as RAB did not apply for a fresh remand, the court sent the seven to jail.

The four policemen identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Liton Miah and Constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, and Abdullah Al Mamun were named accused among nine policemen in the Sinha murder case filed by his sister Sharmin Shahriar.

The other three suspects Md Nurul Amin, Md Nezamuddina and Md Ayaj, were made prime witnesses in two cases which were filed against Shipra Debnath and Shahedul Islam Sifat, who were arrested following Sinha’s death on July 31.

Also read - Sinha murder: Clearer picture emerges as investigation continues

Previously on August 12, senior judicial magistrate of Cox's Bazar court granted a seven-day remand for the accused policemen and the witnesses.

On August 18, the same judge granted a seven-day remand for three members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn), all of whom were on-duty at Shamlapur Police Investigation Centre on the night of July 31.

The same day, three top accused in the case—suspended officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das, inspector Liakat Ali and sub-inspector Nanda Dulal Rakshit—were taken into RAB custody for interrogation.

The next day, Ramu police were ordered by a court to hand the 29 seized items including laptops, hard disks, and pen drives belonging to Major Sinha, Shipra and Sifat over to RAB on Thursday.

The same day, RAB's Legal and Media Wing director Lt Col Ashique Billah said RAB had a much better understanding of the series of events that surrounded the murder of major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.

Ashique Billah also said, "RAB is unable to disclose everything to the media for the sake of investigation. A report will be submitted to the court after finding out the reasons behind the killing of Major Sinha," he said.

Major (retd.) Sinha was shot dead at Shamlapur check post on the night of July 31, while on his way back to Nilima Resort in Himchhari area of Cox's Bazar, on Marine Drive after filming a video on Marishbunia hill in Teknaf. 

At that time, the police arrested Sifat who was with Sinha and sent him to jail. Shipra was later apprehended from the resort. Both are currently out on bail.

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