An alleged drug peddler was injured in a reported gunfight with police at Fiskar Haat in Joypurhat’s Panchbibi upazila early today.
The injured was identified as Aynal Hossain alias Rana.
Police said being tipped off that a gang of drug peddlers, including Rana, was passing through the area along with drugs by a human hauler (Nasimon) at about 2:05 am, police launched a drive there.
Sensing the presence of police, the criminals opened fire, forcing the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
Rana sustained bullet injures during the gunfight while his other associates managed to flee the scene.
Later, police arrested Rana from the spot.
Rana was rushed to Joypurhat Adhunik Zila Hospital from where he was shifted to Bogra Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital under police custody.
Police also recovered one kilogram of hemp from the spot.
Two police personnel-Assistant Sub-Inspector Ratan and constable Almas-- were also injured during the gunfight.
Rana was wanted in five cases with Panchbibi Police Station, said police.