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Suspected robber killed in Habiganj 'gunfight'

  • Published at 09:43 am October 15th, 2019
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Police say the robber was involved in various robbery cases

A suspected robber has been killed in a reported gunfight with police at Shaistaganj of Habiganj.

The deceased is Kudrat Ali, 40, of Nizampur union in Habiganj upazila. 

"We received a tip-off that some 10 to 12 criminals were preparing to commit robbery at Purashudha area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway," Shaistaganj police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mozammel Haque said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

Later, a team from the Detective Branch (DB) of Police raided the area and the robbers opened fire on law enforcers, triggering a gunfight.

Kudrat Ali was caught in the gunfight while his associates managed to flee the scene.

Four law enforcers, including a sub-inspector, were also injured in the incident.

“Kudrat Ali was a listed criminal and had 13 criminal cases against him,” OC Mozammel added.