Sinha murder: Four policemen placed on fresh remand

Retired army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan
Retired army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed KhanFile photo
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Four suspended policemen have been taken on a second phase of four-day remand by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a case filed over the murder of major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan, reports UNB.

The four policemen are assistant sub-inspector Litan Miah and constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain and Abdullah Al Mamun.

A team of Rapid Action Battalion took them from the district jail around 11:00am for further questioning, said jail superintendent Md Mokammel Hossain.

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Senior assistant superintendent of police Khairul Islam, also investigation officer of the case, said the four accused was placed on four-day remand on 24 August.

Earlier, RAB remanded three other members of the police, former officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Model police station Pradeep Kumar Das, inspector Liaqat and ASI Nandadulal, for questioning.

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Among them, Pradeep was remanded for 15 days in four phases and Liaqat and Nandadulal Rakshit for 14 days in three phases.

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Although Liaqat and Nandadulal made confessional statements under section 164, Pradeep did not agree. They are all in jail now.

Eight people, including three members of APBN, have so far made confessional statements.

Meanwhile, additional divisional commissioner (development) of Chattagram division Mohammad Mizanur Rahman said the committee formed by the home ministry to probe the murder will submit a report to the ministry by 7 September.

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Major (retd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on 31 July.

Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed the case with Teknaf senior judicial magistrate’s court on 5 August.

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