Ex-OC Pradeep denied bail again in ACC case

| Updated: October 13, 2021 10:31:03

Ex-OC Pradeep denied bail again in ACC case

A Special Tribunal in Chattogram on Thursday sent former OC of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das to jail after rejecting his bail petition in a case over acquiring wealth illegally.

Chattogram Metropolitan Sessions Judge and Metropolitan Special Tribunal Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order, reports UNB.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Mahmudul Haque said they appealed for the publication of a gazette against Pradeep's wife Chumki Karon. The court will pass an order later in this regard.

Earlier on September 1, the court accepted a chargesheet in the graft case against the sacked OC and his wife Chumki.

ACC Chittagong Assistant Director Md Riaz Uddin submitted the chargesheet on July 26.

However, Chumki has been absconding since Pradeep's arrest.

ACC filed the case against sacked OC Pradeep, now in jail in Major (retd) Sinha murder case, and his wife for amassing wealth worth Tk 40 million on August 23 in 2020.

ACC sources said the anti-graft watchdog's investigation against Pradeep started in 2018.

On April 20 last year, Pradeep and his wife were asked to submit their wealth statement and they submitted their wealth statements in June that year.

After a long investigation, the ACC found information that the couple acquired assets worth more than Tk 40 million illegally.

Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31. His elder sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on August 5.

Ex-OC Pradeep surrendered the following day.

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