2 ‘drug peddlers’ among 3 killed in ‘gunfights’

2 ‘drug peddlers’ among 3 killed in  ‘gunfights’

Dhaka, Sep 30 (Just News): Three alleged criminals, including two suspected drug peddlers, were killed in separate “gunfights” with police in Cox’s Bazar and Narayanganj districts early today.

In Cox’s Bazar, a suspected drug peddler and a “terrorist” were killed in what cops claimed were gunfights in Teknaf and Moheshkhali upazilas of the district.

Twelve policemen were also injured, claimed police.

The deceased, Mohammad Imran Prokash Putia, 35, was killed in the “gunfight” in Dargahbeel area of Teknaf upazila around 5:00am, our Cox’s Bazar correspondent reports quoting police.

Imran, was a listed yaba trader, said Ranjit Kumar Barua, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station.

A police team arrested Imran last night and took him to Dargahpara Koborshthan area during the wee hours today to recover yaba, said the OC.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, his cohorts present on the spot fired shots at police prompting them to retaliate triggering a gunfight, said OC Ranjit. Imran was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.

Police also recovered two homemade guns, one foreign pistol, five bullets and 7,000 pieces of yaba from the spot, added the OC.

In another incident, a suspected criminal, Mohammad Karim, 32, was killed in a “gunfight” with a police team at Shapladoba village in Moheshkhali upazila this morning, said Pradib Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Moheshkhali Police Station.

The gunfight took place around 5:00am as the police team launched a drive in the area following an information that a gang of terrorists were staying in the area.

Police also recovered eight homemade guns and 20 rounds of bullets from the spot, said OC Pradib.

In Narayanganj, a suspected drug peddler, Ali Noor, 50, was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Chilarbag area of Sonargaon upazila early in the morning.

Noor, was a listed drug peddler and was an accused in 20 drug-related cases filed with Sonargaon Police Station, our Narayanganj correspondent reports quoting Morshed Alam, officer-in-charge of the police station.

The law enforcers also recovered 300 yaba pills, one shooter gun, one bullet and one and half kg hemp from the spot, said the OC.

Recently, Narayanganj police announced a bounty of Tk 10,000 to hand over Noor to police, added OC Morshed.