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Bandit killed in a ‘gunfight’ with RAB in Sundarbans

Update : 31 Jan 2016, 07:37 PM

A forest bandit was killed in a “gunfight” with a team of Rapid Action Battalion 8 (RAB) members in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Moshiur, 35, one of the leaders of Moznu Bahini, an infamous gang of bandits active in the Sundarbans.

When contacted, RAB 8 Deputy Commander Major Adnan Kabir said the team was patrolling Chandpai range when they noticed human activity in a particular spot. It later turned out to be a den of bandits.

When they approached the spot to take a better look, the bandits, taking notice of the law enforcers, opened fire at them and triggered the gunfight, the RAB official said.

“After around half an hour of shooting, the bandits retreated. The RAB team went to the spot and found one of the bandits’ body.”

They also recovered 11 locally made and foreign firearms and 450 rounds of bullets.

Later, local fishermen identified the bandit as Moshiur, chief of one of the wings of Moznu Bahini, Adnan said. 

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