Outlawed party leader killed in Satkhira 'shootout' with police

Outlawed party leader killed in Satkhira ‘shootout’ with police


Dhaka – Mozaffar Sana, said to be a regional leader of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was killed in a reported shootout with police at Chara Battala in Tala upazila of the southwestern district of Satkhiras early Friday, Unb news agency reported.The deceased was identified as Mozaffar Sana, 38, a regional leader of ML-Janajuddha, a faction of PBCP and son of Gaffar Sana of Dohar village in the upazila.
During a special drive, a team of police led by officer-in-charge of Tala Police Station Sagir Mia, signaled a motorcycle to stop in the area around 2:35 am.
In response, the motorcycle riders blasted two crude bombs and opened fire at police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
At one stage, Mozaffar was injured with bullets while the others managed to flee the scene.
He was rushed to Tala Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead.
Two policemen were injured in the bomb blast, the OC added.
Police also recovered one motorcycle, one firearm and three rounds of bullets from the spot.
Mozaffar was reportedly wanted in several cases filed with Naogaon and Satkhira Police Stations.


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