Thursday, March 6, 2014
Purba Bangla Communist Party -Outlawed killed in Chuadanga ‘shootout’
A regional leader of the outlawed Purba Bangla Communist Party was killed in a ‘shootout’ with police at Jagannathpur village in Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga district early Wednesday, police said. The deceased was identified as Abul Kashem, 35, son of Juron Ali, a resident of Boalmari village in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur district, UNB reported.
Police said on secret information that a group of the outlawed party members was holding a clandestine meeting at a mango orchard of one Kanaibabu at the village, a team of police led by Rabiul Islam, sub-inspector of Damurhuda police station, conducted a raid in the area in the dead of night. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals hurled three crude bombs on them forcing them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight. At one stage, Kashem was caught in the line of fire during the gun battle and died on the spot while his accomplices managed to flee the scene.