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Death of ex-army officer in police firing: Govt reconstitutes probe body

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major-rashedThe government has reconstituted the committee formed to investigate the death of former army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in police firing at a checkpoint in Cox’s Bazar.The home ministry on Sunday made Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Chattogram Division additional commissioner for development, the head of the panel.The general officer commanding or GOC of the army’s 10th Infantry Division and the area commander of Cox’s Bazar will select a representative for the committee who will be an Armed Forces Division official working at the Prime Minister’s Office.A representative of the deputy inspector general of police in Chattogram Range will work as a member of the committee.Md Shajahan Ali, the Cox’s Bazar additional district magistrate who had been the chief of the committee, has also been kept as a member.
The committee has been asked to investigate the reason behind the incident and the events that led to it. It will also make recommendations to prevent a recurrence.On Friday, police shot dead Maj Sinha reportedly for obstructing police work in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar.The incident took place on the Marine Drive Road at Baharchhara of the upazila around 10:30pm on Friday.