A regional leader of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (ML) was shot and wounded in a ‘shootout’ between his cohorts and police at Kewa village in Pangsha uapzila early Tuesday.
The injured was identified as Kuddus Mandol, son of Bhajon Mandol, a resident of Khulumbari village in Shoilakupa upazila of Jhenidah district.
He was wanted in five cases, including of murder and arms, said police.Officer-in-charge of Pangsha Police Station Abu Shama Mohammad Iqbal Hayat said a team of police arrested Kuddus from the upazila on Monday.When the law enforcers took Kuddus to Kewa village for recovering arms, Kuddus’s cohorts opened fire on the law enforcers, forcing them to fire back which triggered a gunfight.
Kuddus received bullet wounds during the gunfight.Four policemen including two sub-inspectors were also injured during the gunfight.
Later, he was admitted to Rajbari Sadar Hospital under police custody.One shutter gun and four rounds of cartridge were recovered from the spot.A case was filed in this connection. -UNB, Rajbari