A Jamaat-e-Islami activist was killed and eight police were injured in a gunfight with police in Satkania upazila of Chittagong this morning.
The deceased was identified as Abul Boshor alias Vodaiya, 45, son of dead Dudu Mia hailing from Kanchana union in the upazila.
Police claimed that Vodaiya notorious Jamaat cadre.
Tipped-off; a police team went to recover stash arms from Eochia union of Satkania around 6:15am, our Chittagong correspondent reports quoting
Acting on a tip-off, a police team went to recover hided arms from Eochia union of Satkania around 6:15am, Farid Uddin Khandkar, officer-in-charge (OC) of Satkania Police Station.
The criminals opened fire at the police members when they reached Chhankhola area of the union, forcing the law enforcers to fire back, trigging a gunfight.
At one stage, Abdul was caught in the line of fire leaving him dead on the spot, while his cohorts managed to flee, the OC added.
Eight police personnel were also hurt in the standoff, who received primary treatments, the official claimed.
Police recovered two pipe guns, a light gun (LG) from the spot.
The deceased stood accused in more than 25 cases including murder and arms.