|Published : 17 Oct 2016, 00:04:11|
Gunfight kills Jamaat man in Chittagong
CHITTAGONG, Oct 16: A Jamaat-e-Islami activist of Satkania upazila of Chittagong and accused in several cases was killed in a gunfight with the police at the Shonkhola jungles this morning.
As many as seven constables of the police also received minor injuries during the gunfight that erupted following criminals' bid to snatch Abul Bashar, a local Jamaat leader of Kanchana union of Satkania.
Officer- in -charge of Satkania police station Farid Uddin said the police arrested Abul Bashar, a fugitive in 21 criminal cases, on Saturday. He admitted to the police that he was hiding firearms and ammunition in the Shonkhola area of Aochia village under the upazila.
The police took him to the area this morning to recover the firearms. As they reached the Shonkhola area some criminals attacked the police and fired on them in a bid to snatch away Abul Bashar.
The police also fired on the attackers and the gunfight lasted for about 40 minutes. During the gunfight Abul Bashar was killed around 6.30 am but the attackers managed to flee, Satkania police said.
Police said Abul Bashar (38), once a bodyguard of former Jamaat MP Shahjahan Chowdhury, was accused in seven murder cases including killing of constable Iqbal, freedom fighter Yusuf Quadery, local Awami League leader Nurul Kabir, local Juba League leaders Jamal and Hassan.
The injured police men were admitted to the upazila health complex at Satkania, police said.