According to sources, Nurul, Nizam and Ayas are witnesses named in the arms and narcotics cases filed by police against Sinha, Sifat and Shipra
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained three more suspects over the murder of Major (rtd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.
The detainees, Nurul Amin, Nizam Uddin and Md Ayas, were held in Shamlapur, Cox’s Bazar, at around 4pm on Tuesday, RAB 15 Deputy Commander Major Mehedi Hasan told Dhaka Tribune.
Later RAB produced the trio before the Cox's Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court, seeking a 10-day remand for each.
The court set Wednesday for hearing on the matter.
The RAB official said: “The three have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Major (rtd) Sinha murder case. They were produced before the court for remand. The court has fixed Wednesday for hearing on the matter.”
According to sources, Nurul, Nizam and Ayas are witnesses named in the arms and narcotics cases filed by police against Sinha, Sifat and Shipra.
Earlier on Saturday, Nurul and Ayas told the media that they were completely unaware of the incident.
They said that they had neither witnessed the incident nor hear about it.
The two also claimed that police had taken their signatures on blank paper, without making the reason clear to them.
Nurul Amin of Marishbunia in Teknaf, the first witness, claimed he had only heard about the incident, but when he went to the area later, there was no evidence there.
Another witness, M Ayas of the same area, said he and Nurul Amin were called to the local police outpost after the incident and their signatures were taken on the day following the murder at Teknaf police station.
The witness claimed he was not willing to affix his signature on the paper, but the police forced him to do it.
Meanwhile, Sifat and Shipra were granted bail in two cases filed by the police on Sunday and Monday respectively.
On July 31, Major (rtd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post.
Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday.
Major (rtd) Sinha, along with Sifat and Shipra, had gone to Cox’s Bazar for the purpose of making a documentary film on travelling.
Sifat and Sinha were staying at a resort in Himchhari from where police detained Shipra.
Seven police personnel, including Teknaf police station officer-in-charge Pradeep Kumar Das and Inspector Liakat Ali, were suspended in connection with the killing of Sinha.
Other suspended policemen include Sub-Inspector Nandadulal Rakshit, Assistant Sub-Inspector Liton Miya, Constables Shafanur Rahman, Kamal Hossain and Abdullah Al Mamun.
OC Pradeep, Inspector Liakat and SI Nandadulal Rakshit were placed on a seven-day remand while the rest were sent to jail by a court on Thursday.
They are all accused in a case filed over Sinha’s murder by his sister with a Cox’s Bazar court.