Two suspected drug traders, one robber killed in 'gunfights'

Two suspected drug traders, one robber killed in ‘gunfights’

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Dhaka, Jul 10 – Two suspected drug traders, one ‘robber’ were killed in gunfights with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Mirpur of the Capital, Narayanganj and Rangpur early Tuesday. In Dhaka, suspected drug trader Ibrahim Pilot Babu, 35, was killed in a reported gunfight with the elite force members in Beribad area around 4 am.
Rab members also recovered arms, bullet and a huge quantity of drugs from the spot.
In Narayanganj, Nadim, 25, a suspected notorious drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab members in Rupganj around 2:30 am.
Sources at the Rab headquarters confirmed the incidents.
With the latest deaths, at least 129 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.
Meanwhile, a suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Hajirhat area of the city early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Belal Ahmed, 40, son of Ishhak Ahmed of Uttam Betarpara area and wanted in 18 cases including murder and robbery.
Muktarul Alam, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Kotwali Police Station, said on information that a gang of robbers was taking preparation for committing robbery in the area, a team of police raided there around 3 am.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing the law enforcers to fire back in self-defence, triggering the gunfight.
The gunfight left the robber dead on the spot, said the OC adding that eight policemen were also injured.
Police also recovered a pistol and two sharp weapons from the spot. – UNB

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