Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with the Detective Branch in Ramsagar Tajpur area of Dinajpur on early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Abul Kashem Kaisha, 30, and Laskar Ali alias Rahmat Ali, 32.
Both were residents of Sipahipara and accused in cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act, said ATM Golam Rasul, officer-in-charge of Dinajpur DB police
A police team took position near a road in the area around 1:30am to intercept a gang of drug peddlers. When the DB team stopped a gang passing through the area, the criminals opened fire on them, Golam Rasul said.
‘After the gunfight, the DB team recovered two bodies from the spot,’ he said, claiming that sub-inspector Nahid Hasan and constable Mahabub Alam of DB were also injured in the skirmish.
Golam Rasul said the team recovered 150 bottles of Phensidyl, a firearm, bullets and Yaba pills from the spot.
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