Banned party leader killed in ‘gunfight’
Kushtia: A leader of a banned party Ganobahini was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Housing Mondal Filing Station area of Kushtia town early on Wednesday, reports UNB.
The deceased is Amirul Islam, a resident of Sonaidanga village under the Islamic University police station.
The Kushtia Detective Branch (DB) of police officer-in-charge Sabbirul Islam said acting on secret information that a gang of outlawed party men was taking preparation to commit robbery on the Kushtia-Rajbari road by placing logs in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there at about 2:15am.
Sensing the presence of police, Amirul along with his accomplices opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
At one stage, Amirul was caught in the line of fire and injured while his accomplices managed to flee the scene.
Later, police arrested Amirul and rushed him to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Four policemen were injured during the gunfight.
Police recovered four firearms, some sharp weapons and some bullets from the spot.
Amirul was wanted in several cases, including for murder and kidnapping, the OC added.