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Writ filed on behalf of Shipra rejected

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Published: 12:32, 20 August 2020   Update: 13:23, 20 August 2020
Writ filed on behalf of Shipra rejected

The High Court (HC) on Thursday (Aug 20) rejected the writ petition filed seeking action against two police officers who posted personal pictures of Shipra Debnath on Facebook.

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam rejected the petition considering that it was not placed before the court properly.

During hearing yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy told the court: “A lawyer filed the writ petition as a public interest litigation. The writ petition is not acceptable as he is not the victim.”

Supreme Court lawyer, Barrister Monoj Kumar Bhowmik, filed the writ on August 16 against two police officials who shared her personal photographs along with provocative comments on Facebook, casting doubt on her innocence.

Maj (retd) Sinha was killed in police firing at the Baharchhara police check-post in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, on the night of July 31.

His older sister, Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, later filed a case with the Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court over the killing, against a number of policemen of Teknaf police station.

Shipra and Shahedul Islam Sifat, companions of Sinha who were making a documentary, were arrested after police filed separate cases against them. Sifat was released on bail on August 17.

Shipra was arrested in a case filed on charges of possessing liquor and marijuana. She was later released on bail last Sunday amid widespread protests.

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