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Sinha killing: Stamford University student Shifat gets bail

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A Cox’s Bazar court on Monday granted bail to Shahedul Islam Shifat, a student of Stamford University, in two cases filed against him and others after the killing of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan in Teknaf.Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah passed the order after hearing a petition.Besides, the court transferred the Sinha murder case to Rab-15, said Shifat’s counsel Mahbubul Alam Tipu.Major (retd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31. Shifat was with Sinha when the incident took place.Shifat is the lone witness to the killing as Major (retd) Sinha along with Shifat was returning to Himchhari from Teknaf through Marine Drive road on that day.Shifat was shown arrested in a narcotics case and another one for “obstructing police in performing duties”. Later, he was sent to jail.He secured bail 11 days after the incident.