Two ‘criminals’ killed in Pabna, Jessore ‘gunfights’

Two ‘criminals’ killed in Pabna, Jessore ‘gunfights’

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Dhaka – Two alleged criminals were killed in two incidents of ‘gunfight’ with police and members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Pabna and Jessore districts early Friday.
In Pabna, an alleged robber gang leader was killed in a gunfight between his cohorts and members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Bakterpur village in Ishwardi upazila early Friday.Tipped off, a team of Rab-12 launched a drive in the area under Salimpur union in the dead of night.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the robbers opened fire to Rab members, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
Jahurul Islam alias Hatakata Jahurul, leader of robber gang ‘Jahurul Bahini’ was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries while the others managed to flee the scene.
Later the elite force after rescuing him took him to Pabna Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Rab also recovered four firearms and three sharp weapons from the spot.
A gunfight took place between two groups of criminals at a date orchard in Taraf Nauapara of Jessore district town early Friday, said Ilias Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
On information, a team of police went to the spot around 1am and fired ten rounds to disperse the criminals.
Later, police captured alleged drug peddler, Abu Taleb, bullet-injured around 2am.
He was rushed to Jessore Medical College Hospital where doctors said he was brought dead.
Police recovered one pipe gun and two bullets from the scene, said Sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station Rakibuzzaman.
Taleb who had long been involved in drug peddling in the area was wanted in several cases, said police.

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