OC Pradeep sued over murder of a driver



Suspended police officer Pradeep Kumar Das was accused in a new murder case filed yesterday with a court in Cox’s Bazar.

Senuara Begum, 24, a resident of Paschim Moheshkhali Para area of Teknaf, also accused 11 others of killing her husband Abdul Jalil, who was a three-wheeler driver.

Judge of Senior Judicial Magistrate Court-3 (Teknaf) Md Helal Uddin took the complaint into cognizance and asked the OC of Teknaf Police Station to submit before the court by September 10 the report, if any, filed after Jalil’s death on July 7. 

In her complaint, Senuara said her husband  was shot dead after being in detention for seven months. She alleged that police demanded Tk 10 lakh for his release, but she could give them only Tk 5 lakh, Senuara’s lawyer Mahmudul Haque Mahmud told The Daily Star.

Pradeep, who was the officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, got suspended in connection with the murder of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.  

Meanwhile, two more members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn), who are accused in the Sinha murder case, yesterday gave confessional statements before a Cox’s Bazar court.

They are: Assistant Sub-inspector Md Shahjahan and Constable Razib.

Judge of Teknaf Upazila Senior Magistrate Court Tamanna Farah recorded the statements under section 164 of the code of criminal procedure, a court official said.

Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Khairul Islam of Rab, also the investigation officer of the murder case, produced the duo before the court around 1:30pm.

On Wednesday night, another APBn member Constable Md Abdullah, who is also accused in the Sinha murder case, gave confessional statement before the same court.

On August 17, Rab arrested the three APBn members.

Each of them were placed on a seven-day remand by a court later. On August 22, Rab took them in custody for interrogation.

They were on duty at the Shamlapur checkpoint at 9:30pm on July 31, yards away from the spot where Maj (retd) Sinha was killed, Lt Col Ashiq Billah, director of Rapid Action Battalion’s legal and media wing, told a press conference at a resort in Cox’s Bazar on August 17.

RAMU OC APOLOGISES

OC of Ramu Police Station Md Abul Khayer yesterday unconditionally apologised before a court for making two seizure lists of evidence found on August 1 at Nilima Resort, where Stamford University student Shipra Debnath was arrested.

Shipra was a film crew member of Maj Sinha’s YouTube channel. 

After her arrest, police made two seizure lists. In one list, police said they recovered liquor and marijuana.

In the other list, police said they recovered some electronic devices like laptops.

But police submitted only the first seizure list before the court.





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