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3 'drug dealers' killed in 'gunfights'

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Staff Reporter :
Three alleged drug dealers were killed in separate "gunfights" with the law enforcing agencies in Dhaka, Jashore and Cox's Bazar districts early Wednesday.
In Dhaka, Mehedi Hasan, 32, an accused of 17 drug-related cases, was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Mohammad Mohiuddin Faruqui, Company Commander of RAB-2 camp in Mohammadpur.
Acting on information that a group of drug peddlers were entering Dhaka with drugs, a team of RAB set up check posts in Gabtoli and Kalyanpur, the RAB official said.
After the dealers were spotted in Kalyanpur area they were intercepted for interrogation, but the gang opened fire forcing the RAB personnel to retaliate, he said.
After the "gunfight", bullet-hit Mehedi was taken to Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead, the RAB official added.
The other members of the group managed to flee the scene.
The law enforcers recovered a foreign revolver, five cartridges, and 300 grammes of heroin.
In Jashore, another suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with cops, Moshiur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Sharsha Police Station, said adding that identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Police also recovered a Shootergun, one bullet and one and a half kilogrammes of weed from the spot.
In Cox's Bazar, a Rohingya youth identified as Zafar Alam, 26, son of Dil Mohammad of Nayapara Musoni No. 26 Rohingya camp in Teknaf,
was killed in a "gunfight" with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members at Sabrang No. 5 sluice gate, said Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, Commanding Officer of BGB-2.
BGB personnel recovered the body of Zafar and 5,000 Yaba pills from the spot.

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