3 cops injured in Ctg gunfight with “robbers”
Three police officials were injured during a gunfight, allegedly with a gang of robbers, in a hilly area of Rangunia upazila under Chattogram early today (July 6, 2022).
The injured police officials are South Rangunia Police Station Officer-in-Charge Obaidul Islam, Sub-Inspector Abul Fayez and Constable Md Zia, our Chattogram staff correspondent reports quoting police.
The injured policemen were given treatment at Rangunia Upazila Health Complex.
Talking to this correspondent, OC Obaidul Islam said that police arrested a man, identified as Sardar Kamal, from the spot. Two firearms and five rounds of ammunition were recovered from him.
The police official said the arrestee, Kamal, hails from Mirerkhil in the upazila. He was accused in multiple cases, including murder, abduction and extortion.
Obaidul Islam said they conducted the operation around 1:30am on information that a gang of robbers was taking preparation for a robbery in Azimpur Mohisher Baam hilly area under Padua union.
Sensing the presence of policemen, the robbers opened fire at the law enforcers, he said, adding, police also fired back.
"Three members of our team, including me, were injured," he said.
The alleged robber, Kamal, was also injured during the gun battle.
"We had to open 10 rounds of fire. Other members of the robbery gang managed to flee the scene at that time," added the OC.