'Shootout' kills gangster, aide
A gunfight between Rab and a gang of criminals in the city's FDC area yesterday evening left the gang leader and his bodyguard killed.
The ringleader Selim alias Raipura Seilla, 38, who hailed from Raipura upazila of Narsingdi stayed at Nakhalpara in Tejgaon area. Another deceased was identified as Selim's bodyguard Jabbar alias Pichchhi Akash.
A patrol team of Rab 2 chased the gang when they were taking preparation for committing crimes, said Major Mohammad Ershadul Huq of Rab 2.
He told The Daily Star that they chased the criminals from Nabisco area and when the criminals reached near the Land Survey Directorate by a car, they opened fire on them (Rab men). The elite force also retaliated it that led to the gunfight.
"During the gunfight that continued for 15 minutes, the Rab fired a total of 44 rounds while the gang of five members shot at least 15 rounds", the Rab official said, adding, "At one stage, Selim and Jabbar received bullets and fell down on the road while three others managed to flee the scene."
The car of the criminals was seized and two firearms were recovered from the spot.
Rab said the criminals could not take their vehicle as a truck parked on the roadside.
Locals and police said Selim had been committing crime in Tejgaon area over the last 15 years.
At least 12 cases, including murder case, were filed against Selim with Tejgaon Police Station, said OC Mahbubur Rahman of the police station.