Four including one with bullet injuries were arrested after a “gunfight” with Detective Brach (DB) at Nandipara in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area early today.
The injured was identified as Khorshed Alam alias Pagla Sohel, 30, Deputy Commissioner of Detective Brach (east) Khandoker Nurunnabi told The Daily Star.
Acting on a tip-off that miscreants were preparing to grab a piece of land and commit robbery at Nandipara, a DB team conducted a drive around 4:00am, he said.
Sensing their presence, the miscreants opened fire at police, prompting a retaliation that triggered a gunfight. At one stage, Khorshed sustained bullet injuries on his legs. The others were arrested from the spot.
Khorshed was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said. The arrestees are identified as Rakib, Harun and Showpon. The police team also recovered three pistols and 12 rounds of bullet from the spot.
Khorshed was wanted in several cases filed with different police stations, the DB officer said.