Retired Major Sinha said. The verdict in the Rashed Khan murder case will be announced on January 31.
Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge’s Court Public Prosecutor (PP) Advocate Faridul Alam confirmed the matter at around 12:30 pm on Wednesday (January 12).
He said that after presenting the arguments of the state and the defendants in the court of Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail, the judge of the court has fixed January 31 for the verdict of the case.
Retired Army Major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan was shot dead by police at the Baharchhara check post on the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive road on the night of July 31, 2020.
Five days after the incident, on August 5, Sinha’s sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case against Liaquat Ali, the then in-charge of Baharchhara police investigation center, and nine other policemen, including Teknaf Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar Das. RAB is responsible for investigating the case.
After more than four months of investigation, on 13 December 2020, the investigating officer of the case filed a chargesheet in the court accusing 15 people. The indictment referred to Sinha’s murder as a “planned incident”.
Charges were framed against the accused on 28 June. The testimony and cross-examination of the witnesses started on August 23 in the court of Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail and ended on December 1. Where 75 witnesses testified.