Writ against airing Sinha murder probe details not in list

Dhaka, Sept 13 – The High Court on Sunday dropped from its cause list a writ petition seeking restriction on disclosing the details of the investigation of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan murder case to the media. The High Court bench of Justice Md Khasruzzaman and Justice Md Mahmud Hassan Talukder passed the order.
Lawyers Asan Ullah and Sajal Mahmud Rasel stood for the writ petitioner while deputy attorney general Bipul Bagmar for the state.
Debdulal Rakhshit, brother of former Sub-Inspector Nandadulal of Teknaf Police Station, also an accused in the case, filed the writ petition on September 8.
The writ sought HC directives restricting disclosure of details of the accused to the media until the investigation is concluded.
The petition also sought HC rule seeking an explanation as to why publishing investigation details of the case should not be declared illegal.
Secretaries to the Home and Information Ministries were made respondents to the rule.
Major (retd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31.
Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed the case with Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court on August 5. – UNB