High Court (HC) has termed a charge sheet as “defective” in a case filed over recovery of 49,000 yaba tablets in Narayanganj last year.
The HC gave the observation as the name of officer-in-charge of the district’s Sadar Police Station Quamrul Islam has not been included in the charge sheet though his involvement came into light in confessional statement given by two accused.
The case was filed over recovery of around 49,000 yaba tablets and Tk 5 lakh from the rented residence of Suhrawardy Rubel, an assistant sub-inspector of Narayanganj Sadar Police Station, on March 7 last year.
The HC has also ordered the police administration to conduct further investigation into the case and to submit a fresh charge sheet to the trial court concerned in two months.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order yesterday after hearing a bail petition filed by police constable Asaduzzaman, an accused in the case.
“Two accused of the case have given confessional statements to the magistrate. Involvement of the OC has been mentioned in the confessional statements but he was not implicated in the charge sheet. Therefore, we considered the charge sheet as defective,” the bench said in its observation.
The HC also rejected the bail petition of Asaduzzaman.
Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi and accused Asaduzzaman’s lawyer Advocate Farhad Ahmed told The Daily Star that a total of nine accused of the case have given their confessional statements implicating the OC.
Md Nazim Uddin Al Azad, an officer of criminal investigation department, has investigated the case and submitted the charge sheet to the court yesterday, DAG Sarwar said.
Now the authorities concerned will decide who will conduct the fresh investigation into the case, he added.