Four ‘robbers’ held with firearms in Sundarbans

Dhaka,  Tue,  27 June 2017
Published : 13 Mar 2017, 10:12:25
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Four suspected robbers held with firearms, ammo in Satkhira

Four ‘robbers’ held with firearms in Sundarbans
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four suspected forest robbers of 'Zia Bahini' after a gunfight at Katheshwar Khal in the Sundarbans under Shyamnagar upazila early Monday, reports UNB.

A team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area around 4:00am following a tip-off, said Khandaker Rafiqul Islam, commanding officer of RAB-6.

Sensing their presence, the robbers opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.

After nearly a 20-minute fight, the RAB team arrested four of the robbers -- Ziaur Rahman Zia, 37, Mintu Gazi, 32, Masum Billah, 25, and Yunus Ali Poncha, 24, -- along with two one shooter guns, two pipe guns, and 19 bullets.
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