RAB to probe actor Salman Shah’s death case
11 February 2015, Nirapad News: A Dhaka court yesterday ordered the authority for further investigation into the death of film actor Salman Shah.
Metropolitan Magistrate Jahangir Hossain directed RAB to conduct the re-probe and submit report by April 12.
The court passed the order after hearing a no-confidence petition filed by Salman’s mother Nilufar Chowdhury, rejecting a judicial probe report that did not find any evidence of murder. The report said he had committed suicide.
On September 6, 1996, the country was shocked at the untimely death of Salman Shah. His body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Eskaton residence. His father Kamaruddin Chowdhury filed an unnatural death case with the Ramna police station.
Later, he applied to turn the lawsuit into a murder case, so the court ordered CID to investigate it.
On November 3, next year, the CID police submitted a final report that stated that the reason behind the actor’s death was suicide. The court also accepted the report. But Salman’s father filed a revision case with a CMM court which on May 19, 2003 ordered to run the judicial inquiry in the case.
On July 9, last year, Metropolitan Magistrate Emdadul Haque who conducted the probe submitted the report before a court of chief metropolitan magistrate Bikash Kumar Shaha.
On December 21, last year, Salman’s mother Nila Chowdhury filed the no-confidence petition against the latest report.