6 suspects killed in Bagerhat and Comilla ‘gunfights’

Dhaka, May 29 – Four suspected robbers and two ‘drug traders’ were killed in separate incidents of ‘gunfight’ in Bagerhat and Comilla districts early Wednesday.
In Bagerhat, four suspected robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Jongrakhal in the Sundarbans in Monglaupazila early Wednesday.
One of the deceased was identified as Hasan, allegedly the ringleader of infamous ‘Hasan Bahini’.
Tipped off, a team of Rab conducted a drive in the Sundarbans under Chandpai range in the dead of night, said Rab Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan.
Sensing presence of the Rab force members, the members of infamous robber gang ‘HasanBahini’ opened fire on Rab men, forcing them to fire back.
Four robbers including the ringleader of ‘Hasan Bahini’ Hasan were killed during the exchange of gunfire, he said.
Eleven arms and some sharp weapons were recovered from the spot.
In Comilla, two ‘drug traders’ were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Natapara bordering area in Chouddagram Upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Selim Mia, 47, son of Ali Ahmed and Rubel, 33, son of Golam Mostafa of Shalutia Upazila. They were wanted in a number of cases.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area around 1 am, said Lieutenant Colonel Abu Mohammad Mohiuddin, commanding officer of BGB-10.
Sensing the presence of the BGB men, the criminals opened fire on them which forced the border guards to fire back in self-defence.
Two ‘drug traders’ were caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet wound. Later they were taken to a local hospital where doctors declared them dead, he said.
In another incident, two suspected robbers were injured in another incident of ‘gunfight’ with BGB men in Adrasha Sadar Upazila on Tuesday midnight.
The injured -Bakul Mia of Narayanganj and Abdul Karim of Kurigram district- were taken to a local hospital. – UNB