Pirate ringleader killed in 'gunfight' in Khulna

Pirate ringleader killed in ‘gunfight’ in Khulna


A suspected ringleader of a pirate gang was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Bojburia Char area of the Sundarbans in Koyra upazila here on Sunday night.The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 28, son of Shahid Sana, resident of Sadar upazila and chief of notorious ‘Al Amin Bahini’ of the Sundarbans.Acting on secret information, members of the Detective Branch (DB) of Khulna police conducted a drive in Amadi Bridge area around 7am and arrested Al Amin.Later, police took Al Amin to Bojburia Char area to recover firearms and arrest other members of the pirate gang.Sensing the presence of police, associates of Al Amin opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.Al Amin was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot around 8:30pm while his associates managed to flee.Police also recovered three rifles, three pistols, one air-gun, 119-round rifle bullets and 22-round pistol bullets from the spot.DB inspector Rokunuzzaman confirmed the incident. -UNB, Khulna


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