3 ‘PBCP outlaws’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Tangail Rab
Three alleged Purba Bangla Communist Party (PBCP) outlaws were killed early today in what law enforcers said gunfight in Tangail Sadar upazila. The deceased were identified as Omar, chief of the Tangail Sadar PBCP unit, Kasem and Saddam – two top listed terrorists, our correspondent reports. The “gunfight” took place at Omarpur village with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), the elite force which has drawn widespread flak for extrajudicial killings, around 3:50am.
“We were tipped-off on a secret meeting of the PBCP,” said Md Mohiuddin Faruki, commander of crime prevention company-3 of Rab-12 in the region. Rab members cracked down on the area. Sensing their presence, the outlaws opened fire compelling the law enforcers to fire back, the Rab official said. “Afterwards, we found three criminals lying on the spot. Some seven to eight others managed to flee. We found two foreign pistols, two double barrel guns and seven bullets from the spot,” he said. The victims were declared dead when taken to Tangail Medical College Hospital.