Thursday, October 29, 2015
'Robber ringleader' killed in ‘gunfight’ in Sundarbans by RAB 08
By Bangladesh Media; A suspected 'forest robber' ringleader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans East Zone in Mongla upazila yesterday morning.
Lieutenant Colonel Faridul Alam, commanding officer of Barisal RAB 8, said tipped off that members of ‘Shipon Bahini’ were staying in the area, a team of the elite force carried out a drive there.
Sensing the presence of the Rab personnel, members of the gang opened fire on them, forcing the elite force to retaliate that triggered a gunfight at about 6:30am, he said.
As the two sides exchanged shots for forty minutes, the members of the robber gang finally gave up and managed to flee the scene.
Later, the body of as Shipon, 'head of notorious forest robber gang' was recovered from the spot.
The elite force demanded that they recovered 18 foreign-made pistols, huge country-made firearms and 350 rounds of bullet from the spot.
Process was underway to handover the body of the suspected robber and the firearms to Mongla Police Station, he added.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested a member of a forest robbers’ gang with 23 firearms and 1,531 rounds of bullet from Badurjhuli Khal area of the Sundarbans in Koyra upazila, Khulna on Monday night.
RAB sources said they were conducting drives at different points in Sundarbans to stop activities of robber forests.