Dhaka, Aug. 2 -- The government has launched an investigation into the killing of a retired army officer in police firing at a check-post in Cox's Bazar.

An additional superintendent of police in the district, the general officer commanding of the army's 10th Infantry Division, and a representative of Cox's Bazar area commander will work as members of an inquiry committee headed by Additional District Magistrate Mohammad Shajahan Ali, bdnews24.com reported.

The home ministry on Saturday gave the committee seven days to file its findings.

The police said they opened fire in self-defence when the retired army major, Sinha Md Rashed Khan, brandished a gun following an altercation during a search of his vehicle at a check-post at Shamlapur...