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5 ‘drug traders’ killed in 4 districts ‘gunfights’

Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh.com
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Five 'drug traders' were killed in reported gunfights with law enforcers in Cox's Bazar, Munshiganj, Sylhet, and Khulna districts.

In Cox's Bazar, two suspected drug traders were killed in 'gunfight' with police at Kathbania Marine Drive in Teknaf upazila early Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Najir Dacoit, 35, son of Abdur Rahim of Kachina and Abdul 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 3:30 am, 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-defense 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 am, 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-defense.

Later, the elite force members recovered the bullet-hit body of Abul Hossain from the spot.

In Sylhet, a suspected drug trader named Shahid Mia was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Srirampur of South Surma Upazila on Wednesday.

This incident happened on Tuesday night at the Srirampur area of Moglabazar Police Station under South Surma upazila.

According to RAB's information, Shahid Miah, the top drug commissioner listed by the Interior Ministry, was killed.

A foreign pistol and a large quantity of yaba were recovered from the spot.

In Khulna, Mirajul Islam alias Maruf Hossain alias Corfu Maruf (43), who was accused in several cases including murder and extortion of the district, was killed in a shootout.

The incident took place around 10:30 pm on Tuesday at the Kartikkotti Balur field in Daulatpur.

The deceased was identified as Maruf Dighlia, son of Abdul Gaffar Sheikh of village Daraara of the upazila. He was a fugitive for a long time.

Daulatpur Police Station OC Kazi Mostak Ahmed confirmed the matter to Daily Bangladesh.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug

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