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Major Sinha murder verdict today

Update : 31 Jan 2022, 11:46

The verdict of Sinha Md. Rashed Khan murder case will be announced today. The judgement will be read at noon on Monday, in front of the accused in the court of Cox's Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail.

Meanwhile, representatives of the law enforcement community have erected a tight security perimeter around the courthouse and the verdict area. Since Monday morning, the court area has been subjected to stringent security measures. To regulate the passage of vehicles on the road, more police have been stationed in the area near to the court.

The  arguments between state and accused had already ended on January 12. The date for the verdict was eventually set for January 31. While presenting his case, prosecutor Faridul Islam asked the maximum penalty for 15 people.

Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan was shot dead by police at the Shamlapur Baharchora check post on the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive road on the night of July 31, 2020. Five days later, on August 5 of that year, Sinha's sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case against Liaquat Ali, the then in-charge of Baharchora police investigation center, as the main accused and Pradeep Kumar Das, the then OC of Teknaf police station, as the second accused. The case is being investigated by the RAB.

After an investigation that lasted for more than 4 months, on 13 December 2020, the investigating officer of the case filed a chargesheet in the court accusing 15 people. The indictment referred to Sinha's murder as a 'planned incident'.

Charges were formed against 15 accused on 27 June 2021. Witness testimony and cross-examination began on August 23 in the court of Cox's Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail. This process ended on December 1. A total of 65 witnesses have testified in the case.


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