Another drug suspect dies in ‘gunfight’ with police in Sirajganj

Published: June 23, 2018 10:29:23 | Updated: June 23, 2018 16:00:02


Another suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Mahmudpur field in municipality area of Sirajganj district early Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Jahangir Hossain, 35, son of late Hatem Ali of Railway Colony Purbapara area. He was wanted in seven drug-related cases.

Acting on information that a gang of drug traders gathered in the area, a team of police conducted a drive there around 2 am, said Mahmud Daud, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.

Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the OC claimed, the gangsters opened fire on them which forced the police to retaliate in self-defence.

After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Jahangir along with one revolver, four bullets, 135 Yaba pills and 25 bottles of Phensidyl from the scene.

Two policemen were also injured in the incident, the OC added.

With this death, at least 117 people were killed in 'gunfights' with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since May 15, reports UNB.

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