Killing of ex-Major Sinha: Teknaf OC taken into police custody

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Chattogram, Aug 06: Former officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station under Cox’s Bazar district Pradeep Kumar Das has been arrested in a case filed over the killing of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan in Teknaf.

Police have taken Pradeep Kumar Shaha, into custody on Thursday afternoon, hours after an arrest warrant was issued against him in a case filed over killing of Maj (retd) Sinha.

Pradeep Kumar came to know that an arrest warrant was issued against him when he went to Divisional Police Hospital in Chattogram city’s Dampara area for receiving treatment today, said Chattogram Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman.

After getting the information, the OC told police that he wanted to surrender before the Cox’s Bazar court that issued the arrest warrant against him, he said.

He was being taken to Cox’s Bazar, the commissioner said around 2:15pm when this report was filed.

The arrest warrants were issued against the OC and eight others soon after a case was recorded around 10:30pm last night.

The other accused in the case are inspector of Baharchara Police outpost Liakat Ali, sub-inspector Nandolal Rakkhit, Sub-inspector Tutul, assistant sub-inspector Liton Mia, Constable Shafanur Karim, Constable Kamal Hossain, Constable Abdullah AL Mamun, and Constable Mohamamd Mostafa.

Sharmin Shahrier Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed the case with Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah asked the authorities concerned to submit the probe report within seven working days. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) will investigate the case.

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

Thirty-six-year-old Sinha, who served in the Special Security Force (SSF) and took voluntary retirement from the army two years ago, was killed in police firing at a checkpost on July 31, triggering an uproar across the country.

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