7 people died in Extra Judicial Killing in Bangladesh.
‘After receiving a phone call, we pursued the micro bus forcing it to stop in Shalidha helipad area,’ he claimed. But the RAB officer did not give the identity of the businessman, saying ‘it would hamper investigation of the incident.’ The police also could not name the businessman.
The RAB officer claimed that the businessman along with his nephew was scheduled to go to Dhaka by a bus.
Lieutenant colonel Mustafa, however, told the media that the businessman, whose money was snatched
away, informed him of the incident on mobile phone. ‘Immediately, we put up a roadblock near bridge number 5,’ he said. He claimed that the ‘muggers’ had opened fire on the RAB personnel, injuring two battalion men, triggering a ‘gunfight’.
After the encounter, three bodies were found on the ground while two in the micro bus and one on a truck the gang had hired for mugging, Sarwar claimed. Narsingdi police sent the bodies to the general hospital morgue for postmortem examinations. The injured snatchers, Amar Biswas, 36, of Raipura, Monir Omar, 25, of Panchdona, Shaon, 24, of BIshaldi and Masum, 28, of Shibpur, and two RAB personnel – Saiful Islam and Sohel– were admitted to the same hospital.
RAB officials claimed that they has seized three revolvers, one shutter gun, three rounds of bullet, eight mobile sets and Tk 40,000 from their possession and the vehicles used for the ‘mugging.’
One witness, however, told New Age that the RAB team had rushed to bridge-5 near Shalidha helipad, blocked the Narsingdi-Madanganj road and shot the people traveling in a micro bus.
RAB killed Abdul Momin, 24, who had rivalry with a local leader of Awami League over garment waste trade, alleged his widow Josna Akhter Poly. The Kafrul police, however, identified the deceased as Md Momin alias Lengra Momin, 32, of Brahmanbaria, and an accused in eight criminal cases for extortion, abduction and murder with Kafrul, Pallabi and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police stations.
Momin’s widow alleged that her husband had rivalry with Rubel, an Awami League leader at Mirpur.
Rubel denied he had any contacts with Momin. The RAB-4 in a press release claimed that on a tip-off, they had waylaid on the street behind the Krishi Bank branch at Mirpur-13 where Momin and his accomplices were preparing for committing crime.
Sensing their presence, the ‘miscreants’ opened fire on the RAB men, prompting a ‘gunfight’, the release claimed. The law enforcers found Momin lying on the ground with bullet wounds while his accomplices fled the scene. RAB claimed that the locals had identified the man as Momin but the locals said they were not allowed to see the man lying on the street.