The deceased was identified as Hasan, 38, son of late Yasin Bhuyan of Deobhog area and an accused in more than 20 cases.
According to a RAB-11 SMS received this morning, being tipped off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area to recover drugs.
Sensing presence of RAB members, the criminal opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, the elite force members recovered bullet-hit Hasan from the spot. Later, he was taken to Narayanganj General (Victoria) Hospital, where doctor declared him dead.
Two RAB men were also injured during the brief gunfight.
The elite force members also recovered a foreign pistol, four round bullets and 2,500 pieces of Yaba tablets from the spot.