Gang arrested with 23 firearms

Gang arrested with 23 firearms

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Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a member of a forest robber gang with 23 firearms and over 1,500 rounds of bullet from Badurjhola Khal of the Sundarbans West Zone in Koyra upazila on Monday night, UNB reports.The arrestee is Shahin, member of forest robber gang ‘Elias Bahini’.The firearms and ammunition include seven double barrel guns, nine single barrel guns, five 22 rifles, one shooter gun and one foreign 303 rifle.Khandaker Rafiqul Islam, commanding officer of RAB-6, Khulna, in a press briefing on Tuesday morning said tipped off that members of ‘Elias Bahini’ were staying in the area, a team of the elite force carried out a drive.Sensing the presence of the RAB personnel, members of the gang opened fire on them, forcing the elite force to retaliate that triggered a gunfight at about 7:00pm, he said.Several gunshots were traded between the gang members and the RAB members during the 10 minute gun battle, he said.RAB members arrested Shahin while his other associates managed to flee the scene.

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