Sinha killers must be punished to stop repetition: Army chief

Exemplary punishment would be ensured for the perpetrators of the killing of retired major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in police firing to stop repetition of such incident against retried or serving military personnel, said Bangladesh Army chief General Aziz Ahmed on Wednesday.

After attending a military ceremony in Chattogram, he also said, ‘When any incident takes place, some quarters want to take undue privilege. Many have tried to do that and a few are still probably doing this.’

Chief of army staff General Aziz Ahmed and other high-profile army officials attend a photo session with 22 valiant personnel at the Regimental Colour giving ceremony to 6 units of the Bangladesh Army at the 24th Infantry Division in Chattogram on Wednesday. — ISPR

He cautioned all concerned against such activities.

General Aziz, and inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed on August 5 visited Cox’s Bazar following the killing and the army chief then said that the killing in police firing was a stray incident.

Retired major Sinha, 36, was killed in police firing at a marine drive checkpoint at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazaar on July 31.

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha adds: The regimental colour giving ceremony of 6 units of the Bangladesh Army was held on Wednesday at the 24th infantry division in Chattogram.

Chief of army staff General Aziz Ahmed was present on the occasion as chief guest, an ISPR press release said.

High profile army officials along with other members of the force were also present at the programme.

Regimental colours are given to the units for special contribution to serving the country and its people, and for upholding the glorious heritage of the army.

Following this tradition, the 6 signal battalion, 18 veer, 20 veer, 21 veer, 22 veer and 23 veer of Bangladesh Army received regimental colours on the occasion.

These units participated in a parade, led by parade commander Lieutenant Colonel Md Rafiqul Islam, at the MR Chowdhury parade ground of the East Bengal regiment center in Chattogram, and officially received the regimental flag from chief guest, the release added.


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