Shahedul Islam Sifat, a member of slain retired army officer Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan's film crew, has obtained bail in 3 cases of murder and narcotics filed at Teknaf police in Cox's Bazar.
Cox's Bazar Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Tamanna Farah granted him bail on Monday on a bond of Tk5,000.
The court also ordered to hand over the investigation of the cases to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
Sifat's lawyers Mohammad Mostofa and Mahbubul Alam Tipu told this to reporters after the hearing.
Sifat, also a student of Stamford University's Film and Media Studies Department, has been named in the cases following the killing of Sinha in a reported police firing.
On Sunday, Sifat's lawyers moved a bail plea and a petition seeking the court's order to hand over the investigations to RAB while the court fixed Monday for issuing an order.
In another development on the same day, Shipra Rani Debnath, another member of the slain retired army major's film crew, was released on bail after she was arrested on July 31 in a narcotics case.
"Shipra was handed over to her lawyer and family members after the bail documents were sorted out," Cox’s Bazar Central Jail Superintendent Moqammel Hossain told Dhaka Tribune.
Her lawyer Arup Barua said: "She will be out on bail until the investigation report is submitted."