‘Drug peddler’ injured in ‘gunfight’ with cops

‘Drug peddler’ injured in ‘gunfight’ with cops

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An alleged drug peddler was injured in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Palerhat in Sadar upazila early Sunday.
The injured was identified as Shah Alam Mintu, son of Siraj Ullah, a resident of Banchanagar village in the district town. Police said being tipped off that a gang of drug peddlers, including Shah Alam Mintu and Hannan, were staying in Palerhat area, police launched a drive there in the dead of night.Sensing the presence of police, the criminals opened fire, forcing the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
Mintu sustained bullet injures during the gunfight while his other associates managed to flee the scene.Later, police arrested Mintu from the spot. He was rushed to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital under police custody.Three police constables were also injured during the incident.The law enforcers also recovered one LG, three rounds of bullet and huge number of Yaba tablets from the spot.Confirming the matter, Assistant Superintendent of Police Md Nasim said Mintu, a listed drug peddler, is wanted in several cases, including for drug peddling and murder, filed with Sadar Police Station. -UNB, Laxmipur

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