Drugs-carrying microbus runs over ASI in Chattogram

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 13:08, Jun 11,2021 | Updated: 00:03, Jun 12,2021


An assistant sub-inspector was killed and another cop was injured as a suspected drug-carrying microbus ran over them while they were trying to detain the suspected drug dealers in Chattogram city’s Chandgoan area on Friday.

The deceased is ASI Kazi Md Salahuddin of Chandgoan police station, son of Kazi Nader Zaman, from South Jaipur of sadar upazila in Lakshmipur. The injured is constable Md Masum, said Rajesh Barua, officer-in-charge of Chandgoan police station.

The police detained the microbus and seized 730 litres of distilled wine from the vehicle, he said, adding that the suspected drug dealers later parked the microbus on the road at Meherajkhan Ghata of Chandgoan area and fled the scene.

The police said that ASI Kazi Md Salahuddin along with others was on duty in Chandgoan area.

On secret information, police officials signalled a microbus, which was allegedly carrying drugs, but the microbus ran over the police officials and fled the scene.

Kazi Md Salahuddin and driver Md Masum were injured in the incident. Later, Kazi Md Salahuddin succumbed to his injuries at Chattogram Medical College Hospital at about 4:00am, according to the police.

Md Mokhlesur Rahman, the deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police, told New Age that a case was filed in this connection and police were trying to identify the accused.

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