Fri, 28 Apr 2006, 10:27:00
Two outlawed party leaders were killed in encounter between their cohorts and police in separate places of the district early on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Kabil Hossain alias Kabil, 32, regional leader of Purba Banglar Communist Party (Janajuddha) and Alauddin Alias Ala, regional leader of JSD Gono Bahini.
Police said they arrested Kabil, wanted in 16 cases including BNP leader Rasul babu Khan murder, from Savar in Dhaka on Thursday.
Acting on his statement, police took him near Gopalpur GK Canal Bridge in Mirpur upazila here for recovering hidden arms and ammunition.
As soon as the police along with Kabil reached the spot at 4am, his cohorts opened fire on the law enforcers in a bid to snatch him.
Police then returned the fire, triggering a gun battle. Kabil was caught in the shootout and died on the spot, the sources said. A shutter gun and 10 rounds of bullet were seized from the spot.
Besides, police arrested Alauddin, wanted in several cases, including murder from his village home at Kazipara in Doulatpur upazila on Thursday.
According to his confession police took Alauddin to Piarpur union in the upazila for arresting his cohorts and recovering hidden arms.
But as soon as they reached near the spot at about 3.30 am his accomplices opened fire, forcing the law enforcers to fire back. Alauddin was caught in the encounter while trying to flee and died on the spot.
One pistol, 12 rounds of bullet and two sharp weapons were seized from the scene.