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Suspected drug peddler killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 01:08 pm December 14th, 2018
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He was a listed narcotics trader in the Home Ministry’s records

A suspected drug peddler has been killed in a so-called shootout with police at Moulvipara in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on early Friday. 

The deceased was identified as Jalal Yusuf Bahadur, 35, son of Khalil Ahmed of the Habirpara area in Teknafsadar upazila. He was a listed narcotic trader inthe Home Ministry’s records.

Around 30,000 pieces of yaba pills, 10 locally-made firearms and one foreign pistol with 24 rounds of ammunition were also reportedly seizedfrom the spot. 

Police claimed that five policemen were also injured in the gunfight. The injured cops are:Teknaf police station’s sub-inspector (SI) Sariful Islam, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Farukuzzaman, and Constables Rubel, Mohiuddin and Ibrahim.

Confirming the matter, Teknaf police station officer-in-charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das said police had detained the drug peddler on Thursday night. Based on information given by him, police went to an area in Moulvipara to recover stored yaba pills when his collaborators opened fire on the policemen. When the police fired back, the gunmen fled the scene. However Jalal Yusuf was bullet-hit and taken to hospital by the cops, where the duty doctor declared him dead on arrival. 

According to police sources, around 60 rounds of bullets were exchanged in the gunfight. The deceased drug peddler was also facing 12 cases. His body was sent to the Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital morgue for autopsy.