A Cox's Bazar court on Monday granted bail to Shahedul Islam Sifat, a student who was with Major (retired) Sinha Mohammad Rashed when he was killed in police firing in Cox's Bazar, in two cases.
Tamanna Farah, judge of Teknaf Upazila Judicial Magistrate Court, passed the bail order at 11:15am, said Sifat's lawyer Advocate Mohammad Mostofa.
The two cases of murder and narcotics were filed with Teknaf police station.
The court also changed the investigation officer of both the cases and directed to handover the charge to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
On Sunday, Shipra Rani Debnath, a filmmaker and student of Stamford University's Film and Media Studies Department, left jail eight days after she was "falsely implicated" in a narcotics case filed by Ramu police station over the same incident.
Major (retd) Sinha had been in Cox's Bazar with the students to make a documentary film. Earlier on July 31 night, Sinha was killed in a police firing on Cox's Bazar's Marine Drive.
After the shooting, police arrested Sifat, who was travelling with the retired major, from the spot while Shipra was picked up from a local resort. The duo was accused in two different lawsuits – attempted murder and narcotics cases.
On August 1, police produced them before the Cox's Bazar court and the court sent them to jail.