5 more 'drug dealers' killed in 'gunfights' in 4 dists
Published : 11 Jul 2018, 11:04:48
Five suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Dhaka, Kushtia, Natore and Laxmipur districts on Tuesday night and early Wednesday as the anti-narcotics crackdown continues across the country.
In Kushita, two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action battalion (RAB) Bazar in Mirpur upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Phutu alias Monna, 35 and Russel Ahmed, 30.
Being informed that a gang of drug traders were gathering in the area for drug-related business, a team of RAB-12 conducted a drive in the area, said Md Mohaiminul, Commanding officer of RAB-12.
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the criminals opened fire on RAB members forcing the elite force to fire back that left two people injured with bullets.
Later, they were taken to Kushita General Hospital where the doctors declared them dead.
RAB recovered two firearms, two cartridges, 12 bullets, 40 litres of liquor, 1500 pieces of Yaba tablets and 230 bottles of Phensidyl syrup from the spot.
In Natore, Osman Goni, 38, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with RAB members at Bahimali area in Baraigram upazila on Tuesday night.
Commanding officer of RAB-5, Major Shiblee Mostafa, said sensing the presence of some criminals, RAB members challenged them and asked to surrender. At one stage, the criminals open fire on the law enforcers prompting them to fire in self-defence around 11:40 pm.
After the gunfight, the elite force recovered the body of Osman.
In Laxmipur, a suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police in Laxmipur upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Sohel Rana alias suraiya, 26, son of late Abdul Monaf of Raipur upazila. He was wanted in 22 criminal cases including that of murder, robbery.
Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Raipur Police Station, said a team of police arrested Sohel from Jhumur Cinema Hall area of the district town on Tuesday afternoon.
Later, police along with Sohel conducted a drive on Raipur-Chandpur highway to arrest his associates around 3 am.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire to police forcing them to fire back.
At one stage, Sohel sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight and was taken to Sadar Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
Two policemen were also injured during the incident.