OC Pradeep, 6 others sent to jail
A court in Cox's Bazar on Thursday ordered to send Teknaf police station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Das and six others to jail in former Army officer Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan murder case.
Cox's Bazar Chief Judicial Magistrate M Helaluddin passed the order after rejecting their bail prayers.
Earlier, seven accused police members surrendered before the court while two did not surrender.
Accused Pradeep Kumar Das was taken to the court under police custody at 5.00pm on Thursday.
Eight others accused were produced at the court amid tight security, half-an-hour of their surrender before the Teknaf police station.
The other accused in the case are: Baharchhara outpost in-charge (IC) Liakat sub-inspector Nanda Lal Rakkhit, sub-inspector Tutul, assistant sub-inspector Liton Mia, and constables Shafanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, Abdullah Al Mamun and Mohammad Mostafa.
In Chattogram, replying to a question about why Pradeep Kumar was not arrested despite warrant issued against him, CMP Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman told media, "Pradeep himself is going to the court, police are escorting him so that Pradeep can not flee."
Pradeep Kumar Das surrendered on Thursday, hours after a Chattogram court issued warrants of the arrest of nine policemen, including the OC.
Sharmin Shahriar Ferdousi, elder sister of Sinha, filed the case with Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday. The court also gave the responsibility to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to investigate the case.
Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post at night on July 31.