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.