‘Major Sinha’s murder an isolated incident, no rift between army, police’

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Cox’s Bazar, Aug 05: Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed have both stressed that the killing of retired Bangladesh Army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan will not create a rift between the two forces.

Gen Aziz Ahmed said: “The army and the police have always worked shoulder to shoulder. What happened is, of course, shocking to both the army and police. But we want to see it as an isolated incident.”

Meanwhile, IGP Benazir Ahmed said: “The incident, albeit a regrettable one, will not cause a rift between the army and the police due to the mutual understanding and respect we have for each other.”

The two chiefs came up with the remarks during a joint press conference at the Army Bungalow in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday.

The army chief said a joint inquiry team had been formed at the behest of the prime minister.

The committee will complete an objective investigation and action will be taken as per the recommendations of the committee, added the IGP.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bangladesh Army chief Gen Aziz Ahmed and Inspector General of Police Dr Benazir Ahmed went to Cox’s Bazar for the purpose of investigating the death of Maj (retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.

They reached the army rest house Jaltaranga from the airport at about 1:30pm.

They had meetings with senior police officers, senior army officers, and various senior officials of the administration.

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