At least Two drug dealers including a UP member were killed in a shootout with police while four policemen have been also injured as the law enforcers made a drive of recovering weapons and yaba at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar early Friday.
The deceased were identified as Maulvi Bakhtiyar alias Bakhtiyar Uddin Member, son of Kala Mia of in Kutupalong area of Ukhia upazila and Mohammad Ali, son of Yusuf Ali, resident of Block-E at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in the same area. Taher. Bakhtiyar was a member of Rajapalang UP in Ukhia.
The wounded police members are- ASI Mazharul Islam, Constable Shahidul Islam, Md. Habib and Abu Hanif while have been given treatment.
Teknaf Model Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar Das confirmed the matter.
The OC said fugitive accused Bakhtiyar and Taher were detained in a drive in Kutupalong area on Thursday night. According to their information, the police went to recover the yaba and weapons stored in the akashi tree garden of expatriate Nur Hossain in Wabrang of Hnila UP on Friday morning. At that time, their accomplices fired at the police and there a total of four policemen were injured. Police also fired back in self-defense and later, Bakhtiyar and Taher were shot.
At one stage, the attackers fled and 20,000 pieces of yaba, 5 home-made LGs, 18 rounds of fresh ammunition and 13 rounds of shells were recovered from the spot. Besides, the two were rescued and taken to the Upazila Health Complex, where doctors sent them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. When they were taken there, the doctor declared them dead. The bodies have been kept in Sadar Hospital morgue.