POST TIME: 8 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Publisher Bachhu murder
Two suspects killed in Munshiganj gunfight

Two suspects killed in 
Munshiganj gunfight

Three people including two alleged JMB members suspected to be involved in the murder of publisher Shahjahan Bacchu were killed in separate gunfights in two districts yesterday, reports UNB. In Munshiganj, two suspects of publisher Shahjahan Bachchu murder case were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Hasha KC Road in Sreenagar upazila. The deceased were identified as Kaka alias Boma Shamim and Ekhlas, members of banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh (JMB), said police.

Kazi Maksuda Lima, additional superintendent of Munshiganj Police, said a team of police gave signal to a motorbike carrying two people while passing the area around 1:45 am. Defying the signal when the motorcyclists tried to cross the area police challenged them. At one stage, the riders opened fire on police, forcing the law enforcers to fire back that triggered the gunfight. Later, police recovered the bodies of two people from the spot.

Two sharp weapons, eleven crude bombs, one pistol and one motorcycle were recovered from the spot. Three policemen including two sub-inspectors were injured in the gunfight. Shahjahan Bachchu, 60, an outspoken proponent of secular principles and owner of a publishing house

‘Bishaka Prokashoni’, was gunned down in his ancestral village Kakaldi in the district on June 11 evening. Alleged drug trader killed in Chapainawabganj A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Nayadiari in Gomostapur upazila yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Abul Hossain Babu, 35, son of Alam of Shibrampur village in the upazila. Tipped off that a group of ‘drug traders’ gathered at a mango orchard for ‘drug dealing’, a team of Rab-5 conducted a drive there around 1 am, said sources at Rab. Sensing presence of the elite force, the ‘drug peddlers’ opened fire on the Rab members, forcing them to fire back. After a brief gunfight, the Rab members recovered Babu with bullet wounds and took him to the upazila health complex where doctors declared him brought dead. Two Rab members were injured in the incident. One pistol, three bullets, one magazine and 177 bottles were recovered from the spot.