The jail authorities in Cox’s Bazar have released Shipra Debnath after a court granted bail to the co-worker of the slain former army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in a narcotics case.
The prison’s Superintendent Md Mokammel Hossain said they released her after getting a copy of the bail orders on Sunday afternoon, reports bdnews24.com.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Hakim Delwar Hossain accepted her bail plea at a hearing earlier in the day, Shipra's lawyer Arup Barua Tapu said.
The student of Stamford University, who was part of the documentary film crew led by Sinha, will remain free on bail until the submission of the investigation report.
The court also heard the bail appeal of Shahadul Islam Sefat, another co-worker of Sinha. He was with the former army officer during his death in police fire at a checkpoint. An order is awaited.
Sefat's petition for bail in two cases involving murder and drug-related charges was heard by Senior Magistrate Tamanna Farah, said his lawyer Mahbubul Alam Tipu.
"An appeal was made to the court to task the RAB with the investigation of the cases. The court will issue an order on Monday,” the lawyer said.
Police shot and killed Sinha at a checkpoint in Shamlapur along the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive in the night of July 31.
Sefat and Shipra, both students of Stamford University's Film and Media Department, were accompanying him in the trip to Cox’s Bazar to make a documentary film.