Whereas studying out the abstract of 300-page verdict in sensational homicide of Main (retd) Sinha Rashed Khan, a Cox’s Bazar Court docket in its statement stated the killing was premeditated.
Earlier, police produced 15 accused of the case earlier than the courtroom at round 1pm as we speak forward of the decision.
Later, the choose began studying out the abstract the decision round 2pm.
“Sinha homicide was premeditated,” the courtroom stated in its statement.
The accused within the homicide case are- former OC of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das, former inspector of Baharchhara Police Investigation Centre Liakat Ali, former sub-inspector Nanda Dulal Rakshit, former constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, Abdullah Al-Mamun and Mohammad Mostafa, former APBn sub-inspector Mohammad Shahjahan, former constable Mohammad Rajib and Mohammad Abdullah, former Teknaf police constable Rubel Sharma, former assistant sub-inspector Sagar Deb, police informants Nurul Amin, Nezam Uddin and Mohammad Ayaz.
Earlier within the morning, a human chain was fashioned in entrance of courtroom premises demanding that former OC Pradeep Kumar Das, one of many accused within the homicide case of Main Sinha, be hanged.
The human chain began at 10 am below the banner of Teknaf’s common individuals and the Committee to Stop Torture of Journalists.
A lot of those that have been victims of OC Pradeep, took half within the human chain. They began chanting the slogan ‘We wish OC Pradeep to be hanged’.
“Everybody standing right here has been tortured by OC Pradeep. We wish the utmost punishment for this assassin,” one of many protesters stated.
On 31 July 2020, Main (retd) Sinha Rashed Khan was gunned down at a police examine publish on the Cox’s Bazar marine drive whereas he was driving in the direction of the capital. On that evening, police arrested Sinha’s co-traveller Shahadul Islam Sefat and one other teammate Shipra Debnath from an area resort, and filed a drug case towards them.
The trio had been within the vacationer metropolis for months to movie a journey documentary. Investigation later confirmed Sinha was murdered as he discovered native police’s involvement in narcotics smuggling and different crimes in Cox’s Bazar.
The killing prompted a national protest and outcry because the then military and police chiefs rushed to Cox’s Bazar to carry an unprecedented joint press convention.
Following the incident, extrajudicial killings acquired unprecedented public consideration and the variety of extrajudicial killing incidents dropped, in accordance with the British international ministry’s human rights report on Bangladesh in July 2020.
On the eve of the decision, Sinha’s co-traveller Sefat stated, “Might nobody die in police crossfire anymore.”
The retired Main was shot lifeless by police on the APBn check-post at Shamlapur in Baharchhara on the evening of 31 July 2020 on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive. Subsequently, police filed three instances towards the trio.
In one of many instances, police stated Sinha barred on-duty cops whereas they moved to go looking him. Police fired because the retired main pulled out his gun.
On 5 August 2020, Sinha’s sister, nonetheless, filed a homicide case with a Cox’s Bazar courtroom accusing 9 police males. The courtroom tasked the Speedy Motion Battalion (RAB) for the investigation.
In the meantime, Liakat Ali and OC Pradeep surrendered to courtroom, whereas seven others have been arrested by RAB.
Of 15 accused, 12 besides Pradeep and Rubel Sharma gave confessional statements to courtroom. On the finish of the investigation on December 13 final 12 months, the investigation officer of the case, the then Assistant Superintendent of Police RAB-15. Khairul Islam filed fees towards 15 individuals within the courtroom. The indictment states that it was a premeditated homicide.
On 13 December 2020, RAB submitted the chargesheet towards 15 people, terming the killing a “premeditated homicide”.
On 27 June final 12 months, Cox’s Bazar District and Classes Choose Mohammad Ismail framed fees within the case and ordered the trial to start.
On 12 January this 12 months, the choose mounted 31 January for the decision.