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OC Pradeep’s phone call goes viral

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10th August, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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A telephonic conversation of sacked Officer-in-Charge of Teknaf police station Pradeep Kumar Das seeking legal advice on the Sinha killing case is circulating through social media, including Facebook.

Major Sinha was shot dead by policemen at Baharchhara camp in Cox’s Bazar on July 31.

A day after the killing, OC Pradeep, who is also accused of the murder, called a lawyer and consulted him to avoid legal complications.

At the beginning of the record, Pradeep introducing himself took advice on the murder case.

OC Pradeep: Sir I am in great danger, I need your help.

Consultant: Tell me.

OC Pradeep: Now we have filed a case in 353, 186 and 307, sir

Consultant: 153

OC Pradeep: Sir 353

Consultant: 353 Government Employee and another one

OC Pradeep: Another is 186 obstructing the work of policemen

Consultant wants to know about the relationship with the army over the murder case

OC Pradeep: Then I informed sir, people are coming from the army

Consultant: Is this the army or not?

OC Pradeep: Retired sir

After reviewing various aspects of the incident, OC Pradeep discussed the procedure for filing a case

OC Pradeep: Shall I take a case from the Sadar Hospital where he died, sir?

Consultant: I think it would be better to take a case from Sadar police station.

OC Pradeep: Won't it be good sir?

Consultant: I think it's good. Whether the army man pulls later!

OC Pradeep: Otherwise, they can file a case against the police if they take the body.

Consultant also instructed to take necessary action in case of filing a case

Consultant: Then you do a job, you can take a case to 304.

OC Pradeep: What shall we write in 304, sir?

Consultant: Write that however died. The case was filed for this reason.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said that the voice record will be investigated.

Meanwhile, the three accused remanded for seven days, Teknaf Baharchhara police outpost’s dismissed inspector Liakat Ali, Teknaf police’s sacked Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Das and SI Nanda Dulal Rakshit was not taken to the custody of RAB-15 on Sunday.

Lt Col Ashique Billah, director (legal and media wing) of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), said, “Today (Sunday) we have not taken them to our custody. Hopefully tomorrow we will take then to our custody tomorrow (Monday).”