Sinha Killing

RAB takes 7 accused in custody

Staff Correspondent

15 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-15) on Friday has taken seven accused including four cops in their custody for interrogation in the case of killing Major (Retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.

A team of RAB-15 took them from Cox's Bazar district jail, confirmed Md Mokammel Hossain, superintendent of the jail.

The accused cops are: Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Liton Miah and Constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, and Abdullah Al Mamun.

Three other suspects are: Md Nurul Amin, Md Nezamuddina and Md Ayaj

Earlier on Wednesday, senior judicial magistrate of Cox's Bazar court granted a seven-day remand against the accused.

RAB, however, is yet to take top three accused including suspended Teknaf OC Pradeep Kumar Das, Inspector Liakat Ali and Nanda Dulal Rakshit in their custody for interrogation. The trio is now in jail.

RAB officials said they would be questioned soon after the interrogation of the seven accused.

The probe committee has called for a public hearing to uncover the truth behind Sinha murder.

The public hearing will be held on 16 August at 10:00am at the office of Shamlapur Rohingya Camp in-charge in Teknaf.

Sinha Md Rashed Khan along with Shipra Debnath, Shahedul Islam Sifat and Tahsin Rifat Noor went to Cox's Bazar to film travel some videos.

On 31 July night, Sinha was shot dead by police at the Shamlapur check post on his way back to the Nilima Resort in the Himchhari area of Cox's Bazar on Marine Drive in the Marishbunia hills of 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.