Published:  12:20 AM, 10 October 2017

HC stays cocaine case in Ctg

The High Court issued a stay order on the sensational cocaine case in Chittagong. The HC  also asked the officials concerned why the case will not be cancelled.  The hearing of the most sensational cocaine case was held at court of the Chittagong Metropolitan Session Judge Mohammed Shah E Noor on Sunday. Later, at the end of hearing, the stay order of High Court reached the court of the Chittagong Metrop-olitan Session Judge Mohammed Shah E Noor.

Sources said, following the appeal of the prime accused of the case Nur Mohammad, the bench   formed by Justice Mohammad Miftah Uddin Chowdhury and Justice A N M Bashir Ullah issued the stay order. The stay order and directives of the High Court reached Chittagong Metropolitan Session Judge Moha-mmad Shah E Noor.   Sources said, the officials of Custom Intelligence Department sealed the containers loaded with cocaine on June 6 in 2015 after getting information about cocaine. The officials opened the containers on June 8 in 2015 and saw 107 drums of liquid sunflower oil. Later, the officials of the department sent samples to the laboratory for chemical test and laboratory confirmed about presence of cocaine on June 27 in 2015 after test.

Sub Inspector of Port thana Osman Goni filed a case in this connection on June 28 in the same year.  According to the sources, court rejected the charge sheet against eight persons including two persons living in London in connection of the case on December 7 in 2015. The court ordered to reinvestigate the case with a Additional SP ranked police officer by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). The court rejected the given charge sheet as the then Investigation Officer (IO) excluded the name of prime accused of the case, sources said.

Sources said, the court of the metropolitan magistrate Rahmat Ali rejected the given charge sheet and ordered reinvestigation of the case with an Additional SP ranked police officer by RAB. At the FIR of the case one Nur Mohammed was the prime accused. But, the then IO of the case excluded the name of prime accused from the charge sheet of the case. During the hearing of the acceptability of charge sheet, the honorable court found dispute in the investigation and rejected the charge sheet at that time.

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