Two suspected muggers, who allegedly used to pose as detectives and rob people, were shot in a “gunfight” with the Rapid Action Battalion in the capital's Azimpur yesterday afternoon.
Mosharraf, 39, and Monir Hossein, 35, suffered bullet wounds in their right and left thighs.
They were undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Rab said.
The alleged gunfight took place between a group of muggers and a team of Rab-10 after the law enforcers, acting on a tip-off, went there to nab them. The duo was injured during their fire exchange, Shahabuddin Khan, commanding officer of Rab-10, told The Daily Star.
However, other muggers fled the spot in another car, he added.
The Rab also claimed to have recovered a car with a sticker of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, two pistols and two bullets from the spot.
On July 13, an alleged mugger, Alamgir, 35, was shot dead and another injured in a “gunfight” with Rab in the capital's Lalbagh area.