Sinha’s companion Shipra released on bail

Sinha’s companion Shipra released on bail

A court in Cox's Bazar on Sunday granted bail to Stamford University student Shipra Rani Devnath, one of the two companions of slain former Bangladesh Army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan Adnan, in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Delwar Hossain passed the order after her lawyer placed a petition seeking bail in the case, Shipra’s lawyer Arup Barua Topu said.

She was released from the jail later in the afternoon, confirmed jail super Muzammel Hoque.

Her guardians received her at the jail gate, said her lawyer Arup Barua.

Meanwhile, Tamanna Farah, acting judge of senior judicial magistrate court, fixed the date for the bail hearing of Sinha’s another companion Rifatul Islam Sifat.

Sifat’s lawyer Mahbub Alam Tipu said that Sifat was made accused in three cases, including that of a murder.

Sinha was killed by police at a checkpoint on Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive at Shamlapur in Cox’s Bazar on July 31.

Sharmen Shahria Ferdush, elder sister of Sinha, filed the case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

Sifat and Shipra were arrested after police filed separate cases against them.