'Terrorist' killed in Gazipur 'gunfight'

‘Terrorist’ killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’


Dhaka -An alleged terrorist was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Tistar Gate area of Tongi early Thursday.The deceased was identified as Jewel alias Bagha Jewel, son of Sentu Miah, a resident of Salimganj village in Banchharampur upazila of Brahmanbaria district.Officer-in-charge of Tongi Police Station Firoz Talukder said tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area to arrest Jewel when he along with his associates was staying there at about 3:00 am,UNB News Agency Reported.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, accomplices of Jewel opened fire on them, forcing police to fire back that triggered a gun
battle.Jewel was caught in the line of fire and injured while his associates managed to flee the scene.Police arrested Jewel and took him to the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (Nitor), popularly known as Pangu Hospital, where the on-duty doctors declared him dead.Three policemen, including Assistant Sub-Inspector Biplob Miah, were injured during the gunfight.Police recovered one pistol, some sharp weapons and three rounds of bullet from the scene.Jewel was wanted in eight cases, including for arms and murder, the OC added.


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