Ex-OC Pradeep refused bail in  graft case

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chattogram | Published: 18:17, Jan 10,2021 | Updated: 23:38, Jan 10,2021


Former Teknaf thana officer-in-charge Pradeep Kumar Das

A Chattogram court on Sunday denied bail to former Teknaf police officer-in-charge Pradeep Kumar Das in a graft case filed in connection with amassing wealth from unknown sources.

Chattogram Metropolitan Senior Special Sessions Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order after a bail hearing at around 1:00pm, said Kazi Sanwar Hossain Lablu, a lawyer of Anti-Corruption Commission.

Earlier, the court ordered showing OC Pradeep arrested in the graft case on September 14.

ACC filed the case against Pradeep and his wife on August 23 for amassing wealth of about Tk 4 crore from unknown sources.

Mohammad Riaz Uddin, deputy director of ACC, filed the case with the integrated court of Chattogram Divisional ACC office.

ACC sources said the anti-graft watchdog’s investigation against OC Pradeep started in 2018.

Pradeep and his wife were asked to submit their wealth statement on April 20 in 2020. They filed their statements in June in the year.

After a long investigation, the ACC has reportedly found information that the couple acquired assets worth about Tk 4 crore.

Pradeep is now in jail in a case filed over the murder of retired major Rashed Md Sinha.

Sinha was killed in police encounter at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31 in 2020.

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