'Robber' killed in Laxmipur 'gunfight' with cops

‘Robber’ killed in Laxmipur ‘gunfight’ with cops


A listed robber was killed and five policemen were injured in a ‘gunfight’ between police and a robber gang at Paschim Latifpur in Laxmipur Sadar upazila on early Wednesday.The deceased was identified as Abu Jaher alias Dama Kalu, son of Abu Taher of Panchpara village and a member of robber band ‘Jisan Bahani’.Police said a gang of bandits were taking preparation to carry out robbery at Paschim Latifpur.Being informed, a team of police conducted a drive in the area.However, sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire towards them, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate, leaving Abu Jaher dead on the spot and five policemen injured.The injured policemen—Abu Bakar Siddique, Yunus Miah, Sattaranjan Chakma, Abdul Quader and Hasan Sarker—were taken to a local hospital.Superintendent of Police of Laxmipur district M Shah Mizan Shafiul confirmed the incident.Dama Kalu was accused in several cases, including murder cases, filed with Chandraganj P0lice Station and Laxmipur Sadar Police Station, the SP added.UNB, Laxmipur


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