Two activists of Jamaat-e-Islam were killed in a “shootout” with police in Manirampur upazila of Jessore early today.
The law enforcers recovered 12 petrol and nine hand bombs, a shutter gun and two bullets from their possession, reports our Benapole correspondent.
The deceased were Saidur Rahman Sayed, 34, son of Abdur Rahman from Dumuria upazila of Khulna; and Bajlur Rahman Bajlu, 40, son of Nogor Ali from Monirampur upazila.
Police detained them from Jaipur village last night as they were accused in six cases filed on several charges including plotting subversive activities, said Reshma Sharmeen, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of Jessore.
As per their statement, police went to Begaritola area along the detainees to retrieve hidden guns.
But as soon as they reached the spot, their cohorts opened fire targeting the law enforcers prompting them to retaliate that triggered a “gunfight”.
Sayed and Bajlu came in the line of fire and suffered bullet wounds, the ASP said.
The police took them to Minrampir Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared them dead.
Sayed and Bajlu were suspects in a case filed for torching, vandalising and looting 70 houses of Awami League activists at Jaipur village by BNP-Jamaat men on March 22, 2013, Jessore police said.