Hearing on final report on Salman Shah’s death today...

Dhaka, Friday   26 February 2021

Hearing on final report on Salman Shah’s death today

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:16 AM, 23 February 2021   Updated: 11:37 AM, 23 February 2021

Salman Shah; File Photo

Salman Shah; File Photo

A hearing on the final report of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on the death of film star Salman Shah is scheduled for Tuesday.

The hearing is likely to hold at the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billa on the day.

A hearing was scheduled for January 10 on the admissibility of the final report in the case. Lawyer Faruque Ahmed appealed for a time as the plaintiff Neela Chowdhury, mother of Salman Shah, will give non-acceptance on the report. The court granted the petition and fixed February 23 for the hearing.

It is to be noted that Salman Shah’s body was recovered on 6 September 1996 from his own house at Eskaton Road in the capital. Kamaruddin Ahmed Chowdhury, father of Salman Shah, filed an obituary case in the incident.

The obituary case converts into a murder case on 24 July 1997 in which it was stated that “Salman Shah was killed”.  The court ordered the CID to investigate the incident of the murder case.

After the investigation, the CID submitted a final report on 3 November 1997 to the court. There, Salman’s death was mentioned as “suicide”.

Later, the CID report was rejected and filed a revision on 19 May 2003. The court then sent the case for judicial investigation. For a long time, the case was under judicial investigation. 

On 3 August 2014, Metropolitan Magistrate Emdadul Haque submitted a judicial inquiry report to the CMM Court of Dhaka, Bikash Kumar Saha. This report also referred to Salman’s death as “suicide”. However, Salman Shah’s mother Neela Chowdhury rejected the judicial inquiry report on 21 December 2014.

After the death of Kamaruddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Salman Shah’s mother Neela Chowdhury was included as the plaintiff in the case. The case was later handed over to the PBI for investigation. 

PBI Inspector of Police Sirajul Islam submitted a 600-page report to the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on 25 February 2020. 

According to the PBI report, Salman Shah was “not killed but committed suicide” due to a family dispute.