POST TIME: 21 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
‘Weapon factory’ busted in Ctg
Four policemen injured during drive
UNB, Chattogram

‘Weapon factory’ busted in Ctg

Four policemen were injured in a ‘gunfight’ with robbers when the law enforcers raided a weapons factory in the remote hills of Raozan upazila yesterday morning. Police also recovered at least 20 locally-made firearms and arrested the leader of a notorious robber gang from the spot. The arrestee was identified as Alamgir Prokash Alam, accused in 17 cases including murder.

Police raided Shamsu Tila area acting on a tip-off in the early hours of Wednesday. Criminals opened fire as soon as police reached the area, triggering a skirmish. Raozan Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge Kefayet Ullah, Sub-Inspector Saiful and constables Hamid and Kamal were injured in the gunfight. Police recovered firearms including 10 locally-made made shotguns and six pipe guns. Materials to manufacture firearms were also recovered.