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3 killed in Cox’s Bazar, N’ganj ‘gunfights’

Three ‘robbers’ found dead in Bandarban
UNB

Reported gunfights in Maheshkhali and Teknaf upazilas in Cox’s Bazar district and Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj district between police and ‘criminals’ early yesterday left a suspected terrorist and two drug peddlers dead while police recovered three bodies of suspected ‘robbers’ from Baishari in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban district yesterday, reports UNB.

In Cox's Bazar, the suspected terrorist Mohammad Karim Prokash, alias Mahmud Karim, son of Yusuf Ali and an accused in several cases, including that of murder and robbery, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Shaplar Deba in Maheshkhali. On information, police conducted a drive in the area in the early morning, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Maheshkhali Police Station. Sensing the presence of police, the ‘terrorists’ opened

fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.  After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Karim from the spot.

Besides, suspected drug trader Imran Hossain Prokash, son of Azizul Haque of Paschim Sikdarpara, was killed in what was said to be a gunfight with police in Dorgarchhora of Teknaf upazila.

Tipped off that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area for Yaba trading, police conducted a drive there, said Ranjit Kumar Barua, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.

Sensing police presence, the OC claimed, the drug traders made a gun attack on them, prompting them to fire back.

After the drug traders fled the scene, the police team spotted

the bullet-hit body of Imran, the OC said. Three policemen were also injured in the gunfight, he said. Police recovered two firearms, some bullets and 7,000 Yaba pills from the spot.

In Narayanganj, a suspected drug peddler, Ali Noor, 50, was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Chilarbag area in Sonargaon upazila.

Police arrested drug traders Ali Noor, accused in 25 drug-related cases, and Masud Rana, 24, in a drive yesterday.

 Later, a team of police conducted another drive along with the arrestees in the area around 5:30am.

Sensing the presence of police in the area, Ali Noor’s cohorts opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight which left Noor dead on the spot.

The gang also snatched Masud from police custody.

Police recovered 300 Yaba tablets, one shooter gun, four rounds of bullets and 1 and half kg hemp from the spot.

In Bandarban, police recovered the bodies of three suspected ‘robbers’ from Baishari in Naikhongchhari upazila of Bandarban district yesterday.

The deceased were identified as Anwar Hossain alias Anaia, 27, son of Abdus Sobhan of Chainga Bazar, Parvez Hossain Bappi, 23, son of Syed Hossain of Eidgar Kodalia Kata and Abdul Hamid, 23, of Gorjonia Borobil area.

They were accused in a good number of cases, including that of robbery and abduction, filed with Naikhongchhari and Ramu police stations.

Habibur Rahman, in-charge of Baishari police camp, said locals spotted the bodies in Narisbunia PHP 11 No Bagan area in the morning and informed police.

Later, police recovered the bodies.

Police Super of Bandarban Zakir Hossain Majumder said the three were listed robbers of the districts and they might have been killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of robbers over establishing control over the area.

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