Liakat Ali, the suspended in-charge of Teknaf's Baharchara Police Investigation Centre, did not act professionally on that night he shot retired army Major Sinha Md Rashed Khan, said Abdullah, an armed police battalion member, during his confessional statement before a court on Wednesday.
"Everything happened that night within a few minutes, but I can say what Liakat sir did from the beginning was not professional. He seemed like a ferocious person, who was looking for a prey and he did so," Abdullah added.
Abdullah gave the confessional statement before Cox's Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate court over the killing of Sinha in police firing.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah recorded the over the 17 pages, three hours long statement, Khairul Islam, investigating officer of Sinha murder case, told The Business Standard.
"Liakat and Nandadulal sir did not allow us to talk and they took the control over check post at that time, said Abdullah," Abdullah said further.
Abdullah was on the spot along with two other APBn members when Sinha was killed in police firing in Cox's Bazar's Marine Drive on the night of July 31.
On August 5, Sinha's elder sister filed a murder case in the same court against dismissed Teknaf Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar Das, Baharchhara police outpost in-charge Inspector Liakat Ali, police station SI Nandalal Rakkhit and nine others. On August 6, OC Pradeep surrendered before the court.
On August 17, the investigating agency, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), arrested the APBn members over their alleged involvement in the killing.
They are: Assistant Sub-Inspector Shahjahan, constables Rajib and Abdullah. They were on duty at the APBn check-post on the Cox's Bazar Marive Drive on the July 31 night when Sinha was killed.
They were suspended a day after they were arrested and were put on seven-day remand for interrogation.