A Chattogram court on Monday sent Chumki Karon ,wife of ex-OC and death-row convict in major(retd) Sinha murder case Pradeep Kumar Das, to jail in a case over amassing wealth illegally.
Chattogram Divisional Special Judge Munshi Abdul Majid passed the order after Chumki Karon surrendered before the court and sought bail, said Anti-Corruption Corporation’s (ACC) lawyer Mahmudul Haque.
Chumki Karon remained absconding since the arrest of Pradeep in major (retd) Sinha Mohammed Rashed Khan murder case. On August 23 in 2020, ACC filed the case against Pradeep and his wife over amassing wealth worth Tk 4 crore. ACC sources said the anti-graft watchdog’s investigation against Pradeep started in 2018.
On April 20 last year, Pradeep and his wife were asked to submit their wealth statement and they submitted their wealth statements in June that year. After a long investigation, the ACC found evidence that the couple acquired assets worth over Tk 4 crore illegally.
ACC Chittagong Assistant Director Md Riaz Uddin submitted the charge sheet on July 26.On September 1, the court accepted the charge sheet. On December 15 last year, a Chattogram court indicted Pradeep and wife in the case. On January 30 this year, Pradeep submitted a petition to the HC seeking cancellation of indictment order and judicial proceedings in this case. The statement recording of this case is continuing.
A Cox’s Bazar court on 31 January sentenced former OC Pradeep and inspector Liaqat to death and six others to life imprisonment in Major Sinha murder case.