Published On : February 08, 2005
BSS, Kushtia, Feb 7 : A regional leader of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (Janojudha) was killed in a gunfight between his accomplices and police at Pakcola bridge at Arla village under Daulatpur police station of Kushtia in the early hours of today.
The leader Shaheen Mollah, 25, son of Ator Ali of Shehala village was arrested by police from his house on Monday evening, police said today.
They said on the basis of his confessional statement, they took him to Arla village to recover arms late last night.
As soon as they reached the Pakcola brige area, his accomplices opened fire on police in a bid to snatch him. Police replied to the fire triggering the gunfight. Shaheen Mollah was hit by bullets from his accomplices killing him on the spot.
Two police constable Najibul Ahsan and Abul Hossain were wounded during the encounter. They were admitted to hospital. One revolver and two bullets were recovered from the spot. Police said the fugitive Shaheen was wanted in a number of cases including five murders. The body of Shaheen Mollah was sent to Kushtia general hospital for autopsy.