Update September 14, 2020

Dhaka 11-03 am, 28-September, 2020

OC Pradeep shown arrested in ACC case

Mirajul Moin Joy

Former Officer-in-Charge of Teknaf Model Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das, an accused in Major Sinha killing case, was shown arrested in another case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission .

Chattogram Metropolitan Senior Special and Sessions Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order in the afternoon.

Pradeep was taken to the court from Cox’s Bazar Jail amid tight security in the afternoon.

The court also took the case into cognigance and fixed September 20 for next hearing.

On August 23, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against Pradeep Kumar Das and his wife for amassing wealth worth Tk 4 crore from unknown sources.

Mohammad Riaz Uddin, deputy director of ACC, filed the case with the integrated court of Chattogram Divisional ACC office.

According to ACC Chattogram divisional office sources, the ACC’s investigation against OC Pradeep started in 2018.

On April 20, 2019, OC Pradeep and his wife were given notice to submit the statement of their assets.

In June the same year, OC Pradeep and his wife submitted their statements.

Following their statement, after a long investigation, the ACC has reportedly found information about Pradeep and his wife that they had acquired assets worth more than Tk 4 crore.

Pradeep is now in jail in a case filed over the murder of Major (retd) Rashed Md Sinha on July 31.

Major (retd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31.

Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court after the incident on August 5.

OC Pradeep surrendered the following day and later police took him to Cox’s Bazar.

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