Sunday, April 11, 2010

Two more killed in 'Crossfire'.

By Bangladesh Media, Two alleged criminals were killed and two members of Rapid Action Battalion injured in a 'shootout' between the law enforcers and the criminals at Para Gendaria in South Keraniganj early yesterday. Rab personnel recovered two firearms, one magazine and eight bullets from the spot.

The deceased, identified as Jahangir from Barisal and his accomplice Sohel of Shyampur area, were accused in several cases including murders and extortion filed with Keraniganj, Kotwali, Bangshal and Sutrapur police stations. The bodies were sent to Mitford Hospital for autopsy.

Acting on secret information, a patrol team of Rab-10 conducted a drive in Para Gendaria Balur Math area where Jahangir and his cohorts gathered for committing crime at about 2:00am, Rab sources said.
Sensing presence of the Rab personnel, the gang opened fire on them, prompting the elite force members to fire back, which triggered a gun battle.

Jahangir and Sohel were caught in the line of fire and died on the spot, Rab sources said, adding that 30 rounds of bullet were traded during the gunfight. The Rab said the criminals used to realize tolls from Keraniganj and Old Dhaka and gun down traders for refusing to pay the money.

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