A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned the hearing on the final report submitted by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on February 25, last year in connection with the death of eminent film star Salman Shah. Salman’s mother Neela Chowdhury submitted a petition seeking no-objection on the final report of PIB. However, as she is at present in London her lawyer sought time on Tuesday for hearing on the final report and her no-objection appeal. Magistrate Saiduzzaman Sharif on Tuesday fixed April 20 as the new date for hearing on the no-objection petition of Salman’s mother.
PBI Inspector Sirajul Islam submitted the 600-page report to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on February 25, last year. PBI Chief Banaz Kumar Majumder had finally drawn a conclusion on the death which remained pending for the last 24 years, saying that Salman indeed committed suicide over a family feud.
The PBI interrogated a total of 44 people and recorded testimonies of 10 people under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), the police official said.
Salman died on September 6, 1996 at the age of 25. Following the death, his father Kamaruddin Ahmed Chowdhury filed an unnatural death (UD) case. He had later pleaded to treat the UD case as murder one. In Salman’s short career for three years only, the actor worked in over 27 films with 11 heroines. His chemistry with actress Shabnur was perhaps exemplary. The duo first appeared on the screen with Tumi Amar (1994), directed by Zahirul Haque. Their celebrated releases include Shah Alam Kiran’s Sujon Sokhi (1993), and MA Khalek’s Shopner Thikana (1995). His film Shotter Mrityu Nei (1996) was released posthumously.