2 'forest robbers' held in Satkhira

2 ‘forest robbers’ held in Satkhira

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Dhaka  – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested two members of a forest robber gang from Pashurtala area of Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira district on Monday morning.The arrested bandits were identified as Rahim Morol, 30, and Ajiar Rahman, 28, both residents of Satkhira district.A team of the elite force conducted a drive in the Chhoto Kolagachhi river flowing across the Sundarbans part of the upazila in the morning, following information about the presence of forest robber gang, named ‘Jonab Bahini’, there , said Major Adnan Kabir, deputy commander of Barisal Rab-8,UNB News Agency Reported.Sensing the presence of the elite force, the gang members opened fire, forcing a retaliation that triggered a gunfight around 6:15am.Several gunshots were traded between the criminals and the Rab members during the 45-minute fight.Later, the Rab members arrested the gang members Rahim and Ajiar while their associates managed to flee.They also recovered five firearms and 41 rounds of bullets from the spot.

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