Inspector Liakat Ali, former in-charge of Baharchhara investigation centre and one of the prime accused of Major (retired) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan murder case, has given confessional statement under Section 164, Criminal Procedure Code, before a Cox's Bazar court.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammad Khairul Islam, also the investigating officer of the murder case, confirmed the matter to The Business Standard.
Liakat was sent to jail after the recording of his confessional statement ended at 5pm, Khairul said.
Earlier on the day, he was produced in the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah around 11.45am.
He agreed to give a confessional statement in the murder case a day after being granted a three-day remand in the third phase on Friday.
According to court sources, the deposition started at 2 pm.
Earlier on August 6, the court granted seven-day remand to seven police officers, including OC Pradeep, Liakat and Nandadulal, after they surrendered in connection with the Sinha murder case. RAB sought another seven-day remand for each of them on August 24 in the second phase following the completion of the first phase remand. However, the court granted a four-day remand.
The accused were placed on another three-day remand on Friday (August 28) in the third phase.
On the night of July 31, army major (retired) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan was killed in police firing in Cox's Bazar Marine Drive.
After the incident, the police filed two cases at Teknaf police station and one at Ramu police station.
So far, Rab has arrested 13 people, including seven police officers, three members of APBn, and three witnesses in the case filed by Teknaf police.
Three APBn policemen testified separately under Section 164 in court last Wednesday and Thursday.
Sinha's sister Sharmin Shahria Ferdous filed a case with the Teknaf Upazila Judicial Magistrate Court on August 5, accusing Teknaf police station OC Pradeep, Baharchhara check-post in-charge Liaqat and seven other policemen of killing his brother.
On the other hand, a seven-member delegation of lawyers led by veteran Chattogram court lawyer Ehsanul Haque Hena appeared in Cox's Bazar court on August 26 to oppose OC Pradeep's remand and applied for bail, which the court rejected.