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Major Sinha (Retd) was shot dead by the police at Shamlapur check post under Baharchhara union in Teknaf Upazila on 31 July last year. ।File Photo।

Verdict in Major Sinha killing case on January 31

By :Staff Reporter
Published : Jan 12, 2022 01:37:00 PM | Bangladesh

The verdict in Major (retd) Md. Rashed Khan killing case will be declared on 31 January.

Public prosecutor Faridul Alam of Cox’s Bazar district and session court confirmed the matter to media on Wednesday.

Earlier, the hearing resumed at the court of judge Mohammed Ismail. The hearing started on 9 January and concluded on Wednesday. After the hearing the district court set the date to pronounce judgement.

Major Sinha (Retd) was shot dead by the police at Shamlapur check post under Baharchhara union in Teknaf Upazila on 31 July last year.

Sinha's sister filed a murder case with the Cox's Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court accusing nine people.

The accused in the case are include suspended inspector of Baharchhara police outpost Liakat Ali, OC of Teknaf police station Pradeep Kumar Das, Rubel Sharma, bodyguard, Teknaf Police Station SI Nandadulal Rakshit, ASI Liton Mia, constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, Abdullah Al Mamun, Sagar Deb, Md Rajiv and Md Abdullah, and SI of APBN Md Shahjahan.

All nine policemen accused were dismissed from the force.

Earlier, Md Khairul Islam, Investigation officer of RAB-15 and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) submitted the charge-sheet accusing 15 people including former OC Pradeep Kumar Das in the case.

Advocate Faridul Alam said senior advocate Rana Das Gupta began presenting his unfinished argument on behalf of Pradeep on Wednesday. Following the session, Judge Mohammad Ismail fixed 31 January to deliver the verdict in the murder case.

Earlier, 15 accused in the case, including OC Pradeep, were produced before the Cox's Bazar District and Sessions Judge's Court at around 9.30 am.

Out of 83 witnesses in the case, 65 have testified. The court had fixed the date for argument from Sunday (9 January) to Wednesday, Advocate Faridul Alam added.