A suspected drug peddler was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with law enforcers in Teknaf on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Mushtaq Ahmed alias Muchhu, 35.According to BGB Teknaf-2 Battalion commander Lt Col Md Asaduzzaman Chowdhury, Mushtaq was a listed criminal who was detained from Teknaf municipality area on Saturday evening.
“On Sunday morning, police and BGB took him to North Jaliapara under Teknaf municipality to recover Yaba. At this stage, Mushtaq’s accomplices opened fire on the law enforcers who later retaliated in self-defence,” he said.
“At one stage, Mushtaq was found lying on the ground with bullet-wounds.”
“He was rushed to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where on-duty doctors declared him dead,” the BGB official said, adding that Mushtaq was a listed drug peddler in over 10 cases filed with Teknaf police.
Two BGB and one police personnel were injured in the shootout while 10,000 Yaba tablets and a firearm were recovered from the scene, Asaduzzaman said.