Injured in gunfight, 'terrorist' held in Laximpur

Injured in gunfight, ‘terrorist’ held in Laximpur

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An alleged member of a terrorist gang was arrested after he was injured in a gunfight between police and his associates at Latifpur village under Chandraganj thana in Sadar upazila early Sunday.The arrestee was identified as Mahiuddin,32, a member of notorious terrorist gang ‘Jisan Bahini’ in the area and son of Ali Akbar, a resident of the same village.Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Chandraganj Police Station, said on secret information, a team of police launched a drive in the area to arrest Solaiman Uddin Jisan, leader of the terrorist gang, around 2.30am.Sensing the presence of the police, Jisan and his associates opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight, leaving Jisan’s associate Mahiuddin bullet-hit.Later, police arrested injured Mahiuddin while Jisan and other members of the gang managed to escape.Mahiuddin was admitted to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital under police custody.Police also recovered one light gun, three rounds of bullet and a motorcycle from the spot.Jisan is wanted in several cases, including for murder, extortion, robbery and kidnap, the OC added. -UNB, Laxmipur

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