Jubo League man killed in 'shootout' | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, September 23, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, September 23, 2009

Jubo League man killed in 'shootout'

A Jubo League leader was killed in a 'shootout' between his cohorts and law enforcers at Taltola, on the outskirts of Kushtia town, early yesterday.
The dead was identified as Rashedul Islam, 35, Jubo League organising secretary of Kushtia town unit.
He along with his brother Hamidul formed an outlawed party named Rashedul-Hamidul Bahini, police said.
The gang was mainly involved in drug and arms smuggling, abduction and extortion.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and Rab-12 raided a field at Taltola where a gang of outlaws, led by Rashedul, was holding a meeting at about 5:30am.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
Rashedul was caught in the line of fire while trying to flee the scene.
Police took him to Kushtia General Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.
Police recovered a locally made gun and three bullets from the spot.
Rashedul and his brother Hamidul were arrested during the last caretaker government.
Later, Rashedul was released after Awami League government assumed power and was made organising secretary of Jubo League.
He was accused in a number of cases, including four for murders, police said adding that Rashedul was involved in looting Millpara police outpost in 2001.

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