RAB yet to finish Sinha killing probe

Muktadir Rashid | Published at 12:29am on October 27, 2020

The Rapid Action Battalion investigators are yet to complete the investigation into the killing of retired army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan.

But they hoped that they could be able to submit the charge sheet by November.

Sinha, 36, who took early retirement from the Bangladesh Army in November 2018, was shot dead at a police checkpoint on Cox’s Bazar–Teknaf Marine Drive at Shamlapur under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar on July 31.  

According to the investigators, they are now, in the final stage as they said, scrutinising the evidence collected and are also trying to ascertain whether any suspect was left out of their investigation.

Senior assistant superintendent Khairul Islam, of RAB-15, who was conducting the investigation, on Monday said that they could not complete their work yet but hoped that it would be completed by November.

In September, several RAB officials told New Age that they were ready to submit the charge sheet by October.

Khairul said that they were still looking for a police constable named Sagar Dev , who was posted at the Teknaf police station.

Sagar remains untraceable after he was transferred to Bagerhat.

The RAB investigators have so far arrested 14, including 11 policemen and three civilians.

Of them, nine policemen, including prime accused Liyakat, and three civilians have made statements under Section 164 before the court.

Pradeep did not make Section 164 statement. He was transferred to Chattogram on September 12.

The Sinha murder case was filed by his sister Sharmin Sahariar Ferdous on August 5 with the judicial magistrate court in Cox’s Bazar accusing nine policemen.