Outlaw killed in 'crossfire'
An outlawed party leader was killed in a shootout between Rab and his cohorts at Khaskarra village in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga district early yesterday.
The dead was identified as Saidur Rahman, 32, a ringleader of Janajuddha, one of the factions of Purbo Banglar Communist Party.
Police said Saidur, hailed from the village, was leading the outfit for regrouping the party cadres in the area.
Acting on a tip off, a team of the police and Rab raided a mango orchard of the village where Saidur and his men were holding a secret meeting at about 4:15 am.
Police said sensing presence of the law enforcers, the gang threw two bombs targeting the law enforcers, prompting them to open fire on the outlawed party cadres.
Saidur was killed in 'crossfire' during the shootout but his accomplices managed to flee, according to police.
Police recovered one revolver, three bombs and 20 bullets from the spot.
Saidur was wanted in five cases, including murder.