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Ex-OC Pradeep denied bail in a graft case in Ctg

Ex-OC Pradeep denied bail in a graft case in Ctg

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A Chattogram court on Sunday denied bail to former Teknaf Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Das in a graft case filed in connection with amassing wealth from unknown sources.

Chattogram Metropolitan Senior Special Sessions Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order after a bail hearing at around 1:00pm, said Kazi Sanwar Hossain Lablu, a lawyer of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Earlier, the court ordered to show OC Pradeep arrested in the graft case on September 14.

ACC filed the case against Pradeep and his wife on August 23 for amassing wealth worth Taka nearly 4 crore from unknown sources.

Mohammad Riaz Uddin, deputy director of ACC, filed the case with the integrated court of Chattogram Divisional ACC office.

ACC sources said the anti-graft watchdog’s investigation against OC Pradeep started in 2018.

Pradeep and his wife were asked to submit their wealth statement on April 20 last year. They filed their statements in June that year.

After a long investigation, the ACC has reportedly found information that the couple acquired assets worth about Tk 4 crore.

Pradeep is now in jail in a case filed over the murder of Major (retd) Rashed Md Sinha.

Sinha was killed in police encounter at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31 in 2020.