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22 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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4 killed in Ctg, Gazipur, Meherpur ‘gunfights’

UNB, Dhaka

Four alleged criminals, including two brothers, were killed in ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Chattoghram, Gazipur and Meherpur districts yesterday. At Saran union in Banshkhali Upazila of Chattogram, two brothers were killed in an alleged gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).

The deceased were identified as Md Jafar Prokash, 48, and his brother Khalilur, 45, sons of late Joynal Abedin of Saral union. Assistant Director of RAB-7 ASP Maskur Rahman said acting on a tip-off they conducted a drive in Saran union around noon.

"Criminal opened fire as soon as the Rab team reached the spot," he said. "Rab also returned fire, killing the duo on the spot." A foreign pistol, seven other firearms, and a large number of bullets were recovered from the spot, he added. ASP Rahman claimed Jafar is accused in 33 cases and his brother Khalilur was also accused in eight cases.

In Gazipur, a suspected robber was killed in a 'gunfight' with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members at Dumbarichala in Sripur upazila early yesterday. The deceased was identified as Babul Mia alias 'Babul Dacoit' of Jahangirpur village in the upazila. Babul was wanted in 24 cases. Tipped off that a group of robbers were gathering in the area, a team of RAB-1 conducted a drive in the area around 3 am.

Sensing presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight. At one stage, Babul was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries while the others managed to flee the scene.

Later, he was taken to Sreepur Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead. The RAB men also recovered a firearm, two bullets and huge Yaba pills from the spot.

In Meherpur, Enamul Haq, 42, a suspected drug trader and son of Daud Hossain, was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug dealers at Kazipur village in Gangni upazila early yesterday.

Obaidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Gangni Police Station, said tipped off that two groups of drug peddlers were exchanging bullets in the bordering area of the upazila, a team of police went to the spot around 1 am and recovered the bullet-hit body of Enamul. Enamul was wanted in six case, said the OC. One pistol, two bullets, and one kg of hemp were recovered from the spot.

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