Robber ringleader killed in 'gunfight' in Bagerhat

Robber ringleader killed in ‘gunfight’ in Bagerhat


The ringleader of the forest robber gang, ‘Sagar-Saikat Bahini’, was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members at Amragachia Khal in Sarankhola upazila of the district on Wednesday morning.The deceased was identified as Akkas alias Rahim alias Jamal, 35, hailing from Padma village in Patharghata upazila of Barguna district.
Adnan Kabir, deputy commander of RAB Barisal-8, said being tipped off that a gang of forest robbers were hiding at Amragachia Khal, a team of the elite force conducted a drive there on Tuesday night.Early Wednesday, when a RAB team reached Amragachia Khal, a gang of 10-12 robbers started to open fire at the RAB members, forcing them to retaliate.At a stage, the robbers fled scene and later RAB members recovered the body of Akkas after a search in the forest.The elite force also recovered fourteen rifles, one air gun, 98 rounds of bullet, seven sharp weapons, three shells of bullet, three SIM cards and a mobile phone set.UNB, Bagerhat


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