Outlaw killed in 'shootout'
One of Pabna's most wanted criminals was shot dead by police during a 'shootout' in Faridpur district yesterday.
Superintendent of police at Pabna Nibash Chandra Majhi described Md Kamruzzaman Oli, 45, as the kingpin of crime in Pabna.
As well as being wanted for three murders, Oli had been involved in outlawed groups since the 1990s. He was the current chief of the outlawed Janajuddha, a faction of the Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) in Pabna, and he was the chairman of Hadal union parishad.
Oli had been in hiding since the caretaker government came to power in 2007.
Md Abu Jafar, officer-in-charge of Faridpur Police Station, said, “There were three warrants for his arrest. He was the top outlawed operative in this region.”
After receiving a tip-off about a secret meeting being held by Oli and faction members, police cordoned off an area in Hadal union at around 12:25am on Monday.
The criminals opened fire on the police when they raided the premises of 'Nuru Khar Bat-tala', and the ensuing gunfight lasted over half an hour. The police fired 37 rounds of bullets at the criminals.
Oli died of his wounds at the scene of the 'shootout', while the rest of the criminals managed to flee, police said.