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OC Pradeep, 27 others sued over killing man in crossfire

Published 11:39 pm | September 02, 2020

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Online Desk : Another case has been filed against suspended Teknaf Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradeep Kumar Saha, the main accused in Major (Retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan killing case, and 27 others for killing a man in crossfire.
Shahena Akter, wife of one of the crossfire victim Musa Akbar and a resident in Howaikong area under Teknaf upazila, lodged the case with the court of Cox’s Bazar Chief Judicial Magistrate Helal Uddin on Wednesday.

Of the accused, 22 are policemen.

Mashiur Rahman, in-charge of Howaikong police outpost, was made the prime accused in the case while Pradeep was named as the second accused.

According to the case statement, the accused policemen took Musa from his house on March 28, and demanded Tk 20 lakh from him.

As the family could not provide the demanded money, they killed hi putting him into crossfire, the statement added.

However, the court took the case into cognizance and asked the police station to report whether a case was filed and a probe report was made in this incident or not, said the plaintiff’s lawyer Md Kashem Ali.

On July 31, Major (retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan was killed in police firing at night a check post at Shamlapur area under Baharchhara union along the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive.

Later, his sister filed a case where she made Baharchhara Investigation Centre’s Inspector Liakat Ali as prime accused and Teknaf Police Station OC as the accused number two. Besides, seven more policemen were made accused in the case.

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