Twenty-one police personnel have been withdrawn from Cox's Bazar over the death of retired Army major Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan in police firing.
Additional Superintendent of Cox's Bazar Police Mohammad Iqbal Hossain confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
Earlier on Friday night, Sinha was killed in police firing in Cox's Bazar Marine Drive.
Sources at police said Sinha was going to Cox's Bazar from Teknaf with some other persons in his personal vehicle. When police officials at the Baharchhara check post of the Marine Drive stopped the car to check it, he tried to stop the police personnel and got into a verbal altercation with them.
At one stage, Sinha pulled his gun out, the sources said, adding that at this point police shot him.
Critically injured, he was rushed to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The autopsy was done on Saturday noon.
The government has formed a committee led by a deputy secretary to investigate the death of the former army major.