‘Robber’ killed in gunfight with cops in Jhenidah
21 March 2015, Nirapad News: A suspected robber was killed in a gunfight between his cohorts and police at Shalikhar intersection in Kaliganj upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Iqbal Hossain, 32, son of Abul Kashem, a resident of the village.
Anwar Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Kaliganj Police Station, said being informed that a gang of robbers were preparing to commit a robbery by placing logs at Shalikhar intersection on the Kaliganj-Arpara road, a team of police conducted a raid in the area around 2 am.
Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire on police, forcing the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
Iqbal was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while his associates managed to flee the scene. However, police recovered one revolver, three rounds of bullet and some sharp weapons from the spot.
Iqbal was wanted in several cases filed with Kaliganj, Jhenidah Sadar, Jessore and Chuadanga police stations.