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Sinha murder case: Police source Ayaz denied bail

The High Court has denied bail to Mohammad Ayaz, a police source accused in a case filed over the murder of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan in Teknaf last year.

The bench of Justice Krishna Debnath and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar removed the petition from its cause list for Thursday.

Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi stood for the state while Advocate Amirul Islam represented the accused.

“There are allegations of criminal conspiracy against Ayaz, which he did not mention in his bail application. So the High Court dropped his bail application from its cause list,” Sarwar Hossain said.

On December 13, 2020, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) submitted a charge sheet against 15 people including police source Ayaz and three APBn members in connection with the case filed over Sinha’s murder at a checkpost manned by APBn, where officers of the Teknaf police station intercepted Sinha’s car.

Khairul Islam, assistant superintendent of police of RAB-15 and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet before Cox’s Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah.

On July 31 last year, Sinha was shot dead at the Shamlapur police check-post in Baharchhara Union of Cox’s Bazar while returning into town from filming a documentary.

On August 5, Sinha’s sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case with Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court accusing at least nine members of law enforcement of being involved in the killing, including Teknaf police station Officer-in-Charge Pradeep Kumar Das and Baharchhara police outpost Inspector Liakat Ali.

Source: United News of Bangladesh