Sinha murder case: Testimony for 2nd day in 5th phase underway...

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Sinha murder case: Testimony for 2nd day in 5th phase underway

 Cox’s Bazar Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:10 PM, 11 October 2021  

Retired Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan; File Photo

Retired Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan; File Photo

The testimony for the 2nd day in the 5th phase of the murder case of retired Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar has underway. 

The proceedings began at around 10:30 am on Monday with the testimony of Army Sergeant Ziaur Rahman as the 27th witness. Today, 10 witnesses are present in the court to testify.

Prosecutor Faridul Alam said the trial began in the court of District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail.

Earlier, the testimony in the first phase was held from August 23 to August 25. The plaintiff and Sinha’s sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous and witness no. 2 Shahedul Sifat, who were in the same vehicle with Sinha at the time of the incident, testified. 

Later in the second phase, the testimony of four eyewitnesses was taken in 4 days. In the third phase, the testimony of 8 people was taken in three days. In the fourth phase of the case, six people have testified in two days. On the first day of the fifth phase, 6 witnesses testified on Sunday.

The 15 accused in the case were brought to the court from Cox’s Bazar District Jail in a prison van under a tight police guard at around 9:30 am on Monday.

Retired Army Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan was shot dead by police at Shamlapur checkpost in Baharchhara UP of Teknaf upazila on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive road on the night of July 31 last year.

On August 5 last year, Sinha’s sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case against nine policemen, including ousted Teknaf Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar Das and former Baharchhara Investigation Inspector in-charge Liaquat Ali. Liaquat Ali was made the main accused in the case. The court gave the RAB to investigate the case.

On December 13 last year, RAB-15 Cox’s Bazar Battalion’s then Assistant Superintendent of Police Khairul Islam filed a chargesheet against 15 people. On June 27, the court framed charges against 15 accused. 83 people were made witnesses in the case.

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