Kulaura (Moulvibazar) Correspondent
At least fourteen injured including Barlekha OC with six cops injured and police arrested seven robbers following a gunfight in Tilabari area of Barlekha upazila of Moulvibazar district on early Tuesday.
Injured cops identified as OC Md Moniruzzaman, OC (investigation) Md. Akbor Hosain, ASI Amitav Das, Anwar Ullah, Bivash Sutrodhar, Constable Akbor Ali and Ataur Rahman of Barlekha Police Station. They were given primary treatment.
Police said, 14/15 robber gang were preparing for a robbery in Tilabari area of Barlekha upazila. On the time a local informed police by the mobile. In this regards police patrolling team raid in the area at around 3am, Officer-in-Charge of Barlekha Police Station Md Moniruzzaman said.
Suspecting the presence of police, robbers opened fire. In retaliation, police also fired triggering the “gunfight”, the police official added.
In the time seven policemen including OC were also injured during the “gun battle”.
OC said: “On the information we raid in the area.” Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire at the police.
In retaliation, police fired back that time seven robbers injured on the spot while others fled the scene. Later, police arrested seven with locals’ cooperation. Serious injured were admitted in Barlekha Health complex.
They were identified as Jitu Miah, Abdul Khalek, Kholilur Rahman, Jahangir Mia, Nur Mia, Kamal Hosain and Masud in different Upazila of Habiganj district.
OC said, after ‘gunfight’ police recovered eight weapons with others from the spot. Police take preparation to file case against Robbers in Barlekha police, police said.