Home Minister: No idea how Sinha murder probe report leaked

He did not make any comment about the report saying that it’s a subjudicial matter


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Wednesday that he doesn’t know how the probe report on the investigation into the murder of Major (retd) Sinha was published in a newspaper.

“We can’t say now whether the report published in the media is true. We’re yet to go through the report, we’ll read it and then talk about it,” said the minister while responding to a question from reporters at the secretariat.

Replying to another question, he said that they did not do the right thing whoever leaked this report.

When asked whether any action would be taken against the newspaper which published the report, Kamal said: “We are not yet thinking about it … We will see how much of it is true and how they got it.”

Those who have published the report have not done the right thing and they have revealed it when the trial is underway, said the minister.

He did not make any comment about the report saying that it’s a subjudicial matter.

“If the court wants this report, we will give it to the court. We will make every effort to ensure that an impartial report goes to the judges,” Kamal said.

The RAB is currently investigating the case under the directive of the court, he said.

“We don’t want anything to be leaked which will affect that investigation. Judges don’t want it either,” said Kamal.

The probe body, formed by the Home Ministry over the killing of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan in Teknaf, submitted its report to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday.

Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, head of the probe body and Chittagong Additional Divisional Commissioner (development), submitted the probe report.

The probe body was formed on August 3 and was initially scheduled to submit its report within seven working days, but got extension several times.

Major (retd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31.

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Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed a case with Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court on August 5.