Any death is sad, but when it happens in mysterious circumstances it is difficult to accept. We welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s prompt move to ensure a transparent probe and justice for retired army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed.
His elder sister Sharmin Shahrier Ferdous has lodged a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court accusing suspended inspector Liakat Ali of Baharchhara police outpost and officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das along with SI Nanda Dulal Rakkhit, SI Liton Mia, SI Tutul, constable Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, and Md Mostafa which is the first step in unearthing the causes that led to such a killing in the south-eastern tourist town of Cox’s Bazar on 31 July.
Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed and Dr. Benzir Ahmed, the Inspector General of Police, flew to Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday making sure that the probe of the inhuman killing is done properly without favouring anybody and ensure justice for the spirited late officer who voluntarily retired from the army in 2018.
The two security chiefs on Wednesday rightly warned against trying to fish in muddy water over the killing of the ex-army officer, saying there were no differences between the two forces who have been working together for the country during the last 50 years.
It is a case that has drawn widespread media and public attention, including colleagues of major Sinha, and will be closely followed which will definitely bring the truth and establish the rule of law.
We pray for the peace of the soul of late officer and convey our deepest condolences to his grieving family. All concerned should ensure justice is done for killing a young and trained ex-military officer.