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Sinha Murder: Writ seeks restriction on publishing probe details

  • Published at 08:34 pm September 10th, 2020
Major Sinha Md Rashed Khan
File photo of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan Collected

One of the accused Nandadulal’s brother, Debdulal Rakhshit filed the writ petition on September 8

A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC) on Thursday seeking restriction over disclosing the details of the investigation progress of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan murder case to media.

The writ was filed with the bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice Md Mahmud Hassan Talukder while the court fixed September 13 for hearing on the petition.

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Advocate Ahsan Ullah and Sajal Mahmud stood for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Bipul Bagmar represented the state.

Debdulal Rakhshit, brother of former sub-inspector Nandadulal of Teknaf police station, also an accused of the case, filed the writ petition on September 8.

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The writ sought HC directives restricting disclosure of details of the accused to media until the investigation is concluded.

The petition also sought HC rule seeking explanation as to why publishing investigation details of the case should not be declared illegal.

Secretaries of the Home Ministry and Information Ministry were made respondents to the writ petition.

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On the night of July 31, retired army Major Sinha was killed in a police shooting at Shamlapur police check-post on Marine Drive road in Teknaf's Baharchhara.

Sinha was on his way back to Nilima Resort in Himchhori after filming a video on Marishbunia hill in Teknaf.

On August 5, Sinha's elder sister Sharmin filed a case with the Cox's Bazar Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court against nine people, including Pradeep and Liakat.