POST TIME: 9 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Three ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfights’

Three ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfights’

Three suspected drug traders were killed in gunfights with law enforcers in Jhenidah and Mymensingh districts early yesterday, reports UNB. In Jhenidah, two suspected drug traders —Sajjadur Rahman and Abdur Razzak—were killed in a reported gunfight with  members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Pobhati in the district town early yesterday.

Senior Superintendent of police Golam Morshed, company commander of Rab-6, said that on secret information, a team of elite force raided a house in the area around 2am. Sensing presence of the Rab members, the drug traders opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, triggering the gunfight.

After the gunfight, they recovered the bullet-hit bodies from the spot.

Two Rab members were also injured in the gunfight.

They recovered two one-shooter guns, 55 bottles of Phensidyl and 152 pieces of Yaba tablet from the spot.

In Mymensingh, Faruk Miah, 31, a suspected drug trader, was killed in a reported gunfight with police

in Atharbari area of Ishwarganj Upazila around2:15am.

On information that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area over sharing drug money, a team of police conducted the drive, said Ahmed Kabir, officer-in-charge Ishwarganj Police Station.

Sensing presence of the police, the drug traders hurled brick chips and opened fire on them.

The law enforcers fired back in self-defence, triggering the gunfight, leaving Faruk injured with bullet.

Later, the injured was rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Besides, in their anti-drug drives, police arrested 59 people from the district.

With the latest deaths, at least 127 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.