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Suspected drug dealer killed in 'gunfight'

  • Published at 07:10 pm April 1st, 2019
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The detectives detained Jahangir who was severely wounded, and took him to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared him dead

A suspected drug dealer was killed in an alleged gunfight with the Detective Branch (DB) of police in Gazipur.

Jahangir Alam, 28, was killed in the Bhabanipur area of Kashimpur upazila at around 2:30am on Monday, local sources confirmed.

The deceased was a resident of Sardaganj in Kashimpur.

Md Monjur Hossain, Additional Police Commissioner in Gazipur, said a team of detectives conducted a drive in the area on Monday on a tip-off.

Sensing the presence of law enforcement officials, a group of drug traders opened fire on them from an old house in the area, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight, the DB official said.

The detectives detained Jahangir who was severely wounded, and took him to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

Kashimpur police station OC, Akbar Ali said, police confiscated 300 yaba pills from Jahangir’s pockets. The detectives also seized 10kg of marijuana and a firearm from the scene.

The OC added, Jahangir had a total of eight cases against him, six  of which were narcotics cases.

Jahangir's aunt, Shurja Bala said some people in white uniforms picked  up Jahangir from home on March 26. We haven't lodged a General Diary (GD). We heard news of his death in a gunfight on Monday.