Ex-defence officers want trial of all 140 extrajudicial killings allegedly by OC Pradip
Hossen Sohel for DOT
 Former defence officers have demanded trial of all 140 extrajudicial killings allegedly by Teknaf police station’s former officer-in-charge Pradip Kumar, reports The Business Standard, The Daily Star.
 “We also demand immediate withdrawal of Cox’s Bazar Superintendent of Police over the death of Major (retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan,” Retired Armed Forces Officers’ Welfare Association (RAOWA) Chairman Major (Retd) Khandaker Nurul Afsar said in a press briefing yesterday.
 “We are satisfied with the progress of the investigation into the killing of Sinha so far. We hope that the trial will be completed within a short time since all the evidence is clear,” he added.
 RAOWA Chairman further said that they have formed two committees to monitor the investigation and judicial proceedings of the Sinha murder case.
 The committees are Judicial Investigation Monitoring Cell which will be led by retired lieutenant general Mainul Islam and another committee — Media monitoring cell will be led by Air Commodore (retired) Ishfaq Ilahi Chowdhury.
 Besides, the former police official of jurisprudence and media representatives will also be members of these committees, he added.
 Meanwhile, Sinha’s mother expressed satisfaction over initial step taken by the government and administration while speaking to the reporters from her Uttara residence today.
 Major (retd) Sinha had been in Cox’s Bazar with the students for making a documentary film. Earlier on Friday night, Sinha was killed in police firing in Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive.
 After the incident, police arrested Sinha’s team member Sifat – who was travelling with the retired major – from the spot while Shipra was picked up from a local resort. The duo was accused in two different cases.