Criminal hurt in ‘shootout’ in Laxmipur

Criminal hurt in ‘shootout’ in Laxmipur

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A suspected criminal was injured in a gunfight with police at Charshahi in sadar uapzila early Friday.The victim was identified as Kamal Uddin, a listed criminal in Charshahi area.Police said they arrested Kamal Uddin from Charshahi area on Thursday afternoon.Later, police along with Kamal conducted a drive in the area for recovering arms in the dead of night.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, a group of criminals opened fire to police, forcing the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.Kamal sustained bullet injures in his left leg during the gunfight and he was rushed to sadar hospital where doctors sent him to Noakhali General Hospital.Three police constables were also injured during the incident.An LG and five rounds of bullet were recovered from the spot, said police.Shah Mizan Safiur Rahman, superintendent of police, Laxmipur, said Kamal was a listed criminal and wanted in several cases. -UNB, Laxmipur

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