'Robber ringleader' killed in gunfight with cops

‘Robber ringleader’ killed in gunfight with cops


An alleged robber ringleader was killed and four police personnel were also injured in a gunfight between police and robbers at Rajanagar village in sadar upazila early Sunday.The deceased was identified as Miarul Islam, 42, son of Iman Ali, a resident of Nurpur village of the upazila.Police arrested Miarul from his village on Saturday evening, said Ahsan Ali, officer-in-charge of Meherpur Sadar Police Station.He was wanted in several cases in three police stations, including murder and robbery case.After interrogation, police along with Miarul conducted a drive at the village around 2am.When the police team reached near Dindattu Bridge, associates of Miarul opened fire on police, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.Miarul was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while his associates managed to flee the scene.
Police also recovered four hand bombs, three cartridges, one LG, one shutter gun and two machetes from the spot.
Four police personnel including a sub-inspector, two assistant sub-inspectors and a constable were also injured in this incident. -UNB, Meherpur


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