Suspended OC Pradeep transferred to Chattogram central jail

Publish: 8:49 PM, September 12, 2020 | Update: 8:49:PM, September 12, 2020

COX’S BAZAR, – The recently suspended officer-in-charge (OC) of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das was taken from Cox’s Bazar District Jail to Chattogram central jail this morning.

He was sent to Chattogram jail with necessary security as he will be placed before the court there on Monday in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), said Md Mokammel Hossain, superintendent of Cox’s Bazar District Jail today.

ACC filed a case against Pradeep and his wife ChumkiKaron for allegedly amassing illegal wealth and siphoning off money on August 23.

ACC Assistant Director Riaz Uddin filed the case with the Commission’s Integrated District Office Chattogram-2, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told BSS.

The national anti-graft watchdog found that Pradeep and his wife accumulated wealth worth over Taka 3.95 crore beyond their known sources of income, he said.

According to the case statement, the accused in collusion with each other accumulated the wealth illegally and laundered money.

About one year ago, the national anti-graft agency had initiated the inquiry against Pradeep, now arrested in a case over the killing of retired army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan.