An alleged forest robber was injured in a‘gunfight’ between his cohorts and police in the Boro Tiakhali River
in Shyamganj upazila in Sundarbans on Friday night, an agency reports.
The victim was identified as Kamrul Islam, second-in-command of infamous robber gang ‘Alim Bahini’.
Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar Police Station, said a team of police arrested Kamrul Islam from Mirganj area in Kaliganj uapzila on Friday morning.
Following confessional statement of Kamrul, police conducted a drive in the Boro Tiakhali River area in Sundarbans under Satkhira range around 11.00pm.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, associates of Kamrul opened fire towards police, forcing them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
Police exchanged 30 rounds of bullet during the gunfight, leaving Kamrul bullet injured.
Three policemen were also injured in the incident.
Police recovered a pipe gun and four rounds of bullet from the scene.
Kamrul was wanted by police in several cases filed with Koyra, Kaliganj and Shyamnagar police stations.