Cox’s Bazar court asks CID to investigate criminal charge against OC Pradeep, 29 others
05:08 PM, August 13, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:44 PM, August 13, 2020

Cox’s Bazar court asks CID to investigate criminal charge against Pradeep, 29 others

A Cox's Bazar court has dismissed a complaint filed against Pradeep Kumar Das, former officer-in-charge of Moheshkhali Police Station and 29 others, for killing one Abdus Sattar in an "encounter" with police in 2017.

The court also asked a police officer of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), equivalent to the rank of additional superintendent, to investigate the complaint, reports our Cox's Bazar correspondent.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Abbas Uddin today passed the order after Hamida Akhtar, wife of slain Abdus Sattar, filed the complaint against the former OC and 29 others at the court yesterday.

Plaintiff Hamida, in her complaint, said that Pradeep picked up her husband from their house in Majherpara village under Moheskhali upazila on February 14, 2017 and killed him in "crossfire".

Later, three locally made arms were recovered from his possession, showing him as an expert of manufacturing weapons, though her husband was a salt producer, she said in the complaint.

Claiming her husband innocent, she said police staged a drama of crossfire for the interest of one Ferdous, a ringleader of a local armed terrorist group.

Plaintiff's lawyer Shahidul Islam said his client filed a petition to the High Court seeking justice for killing her husband and the HC asked the superintendent of police in Cox's Bazar to take necessary measures in this connection.

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