Sinha murder

Probe body seeks another week

Staff Correspondent, Chattogram 

The home ministry’s probe committee investigating the killing of retired army major Sinha M Rashed Khan has sought one more week to file its report.

The committee will interrogate former officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station Pradeep Kumar Das, a prime suspect of Shinha killing case, after his remand in Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) custody ends on August 25, thus delaying the report, head of the probe body Mizanur Rahman told Bangladesh Post. "So, we sought seven more working days,” said Rahman, who is the additional divisional commissioner of Chattogram.

Meanwhile, the probe committee quizzed two accused in the case -- Liaquat and Nandadulal in Cox’s Bazar jail gate on Monday.

On July 31, Sinha was killed in firing what police said self- defence on Cox's Bazar’s Marine Drive.

On August 5, Sinha’s sister sued nine policemen.

On August 12, a Cox's Bazar court placed seven people, including four policemen, on a seven-day remand each in the case.

The Home Ministry formed a four-member committee, headed by Mizanur Rahman, additional divisional commissioner (development), on August 2 and asked it to report by August 23.

On Sunday, the probe committee held a public hearing over Sinha killing near to killing spot.