Dhaka, Nov 21 (Just News) : Three ‘drug traders’ were killed in reported gunfights with law enforcers in Cox’s Bazar and Munshiganj districts.
In Cox’s Bazar, two suspected drug traders were killed in ‘gunfight’ with police at Kathbania Marine Drive in Teknaf upazila on early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Najir Dacoit, 35, son of Abdur Rahim of Kachunia and Adbul Amin, 35, son of Amir Hamza of Jadimora Nayapara area of the upazila.
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3:30am, said Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.
Sensing danger, the criminals opened fire on police, prompting them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight.
Four policemen were injured during the gunfight.
In Munshiganj, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Deulbari in Tongibari upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Hossain Sheikh, 49, son of Nazim Uddin Sheikh of Kunderbazar village of the upazila. He was wanted in 18 cases including of drug.
Tipped off, a team of RAB-11 conducted a drive in the area around 1:00am, said its deputy commanding officer Major Ashik Billal.
Sensing the presence of the RAB members, the criminals opened fire on RAB members, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.
Later, the elite force members recovered the bullet-hit body of Abul Hossain from the spot.