A Cox's Bazar court today granted bail to Shipra Rani Debnath, part of the documentary-making team led by Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan, in connection with a case filed under narcotics control act.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Delwar Hossain passed the order after her lawyer placed a bail petition, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports quoting the lawyer
Arup Barua Topu of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) moved the petition on behalf of Shipra, a student of Stamford University's Film and Media Studies department.
Sub-inspector Md Shafiqul Islam filed a case against Shipra with Ramu Police Station under the narcotics control act on August 1.
Shipra and two other students of Stamford University -- Shahedul Islam Sifat and Tahsin Rifat Nur -- had gone to a cottage with slain ex-army major Sinha. Police arrested Shipra and Rifat from Nilima Resort on August 1, recovered liquor and marijuana and filed a narcotics case against them.
Major (retd) Sinha had been making travel documentaries for a YouTube channel called "Just Go" with the three university students.
On July 31, he was returning to Cox's Bazar from Teknaf after shooting with Sifat.
His car was stopped at Shaplapur on Marine Drive road.
Police claimed that they tried to search the vehicle and Sinha aimed his pistol at them, which prompted them to shoot in self-defence.
They also claimed that they seized drugs from the vehicle.
Later, police conducted a drive in Nilima resort and arrested Shipra and Rifat.
Police later released Rifat under guardian's custody.
According to Nilima resort officials, Sinha and the three students rented the D-1 cottage on July 6 for two months, with a monthly rent of Tk 70 thousand. Sinha had already paid the rent in two phases to the resort authority.