Juba League activist killed in Chattogram ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 12:31, Apr 23,2019 | Updated: 00:57, Apr 24,2019

 
 

A Juba League activist who was an accused in Mohiuddin Sohel murder case was reportedly killed in a ‘gunfight’ in Chattogram on early Tuesday.
The deceased Jabed, 21, a resident of Langolcot in Cumilla, was an activist of ruling Awami League’s youth front Jubo League in Chattogram.
Jabed was an associate of Saraipara Ward Councilor Md Saber Ahmed. They two were accused in Mohiuddin Sohel murder case, said CMP senior assistant commissioner (Double mooring zone) Ashikur Rahman.
Double Mooring Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sawdep Kumar Das led a drive in Jamburi Park area of Chattogram to nab Jabed in the midnight past Monday.
The OC said that sensing police presence, Jabed and his men opened fire at police forcing them to retaliate which triggered a gunfight.
Later police recovered the bullet-hit body of Jabed from the spot. He was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital. Later duty doctor declared him dead.
Police recovered one Chinese pistol, two light guns, and another gun from the spot.
Double Mooring police station officer-in-charge and three other police were also injured in the gunfight. They were sub inspector Arnob Barua, assistant SI Mitu Das and Constable Al Amin.
Mohiuddin Sohel (42) was killed by mob beating on January 7 for allegedly ‘demanding extortion’ at Pahartoli Market Chattogram.
But in the video footage found after the death, Jabed was seen stabbing Sohel during the commotion.
Sohel was the son of Abdul Barek of Khulshi area. He was the former assistant secretary of AL central subcommittee and former general secretary of Chattogram Government Commerce College.
Sohel’s brother Shakirul Islam filed a case at Double Mooring PS on the next day in this connection.
Saraipara ward councilor Md Saber Ahmed who is also convener of Pahartali Railway Market Businessmen Samity and Osman Khalek, a Jatiya Party leader – were the two main accused in the murder case.
Another 27 persons’ name was mentioned in the case. Anonymous 150 people were also accused in the murder case.
On January 9, police arrested one accused of this case Osman Khalek from his residence at the port city’s Pahartali area.
After the death of Sohel, his family in a press conference claimed that he was not a terrorist or extortionist and there were no cases or complaint filed against him.
Recently, Sohel dismantled a drug den of a local councilor Saber Ahmed who was a former Jamaat-e-Islami leader, and so, he took the revenge by killing Sohel, the family alleged.

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