Chattogram, Mar 7 (UNB)– Four suspected robbers were detained with a rocket launcher and foreign guns early Thursday after an alleged gunfight with police in Sitakunda.
Police identified the detainees as Md Sohag, 34, of Swandip; Salauddin, 31, and Md Kamrul Hasan, 26, of Salimpur; and Rabiul Hasan Juwel, 22, of Cumilla.
A rocket launcher with eight shells and two foreign rifles are among the firearms seized from the robbers, police claimed.
Nine policemen, including Sitakunda Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge Md Delwar Hossain, were injured in the ‘gunfight’, the law enforcers said.
Police said they raided Salimpur’s Fakirhat area around 2:30am acting on a tip-off that a gang of robbers was preparing to commit robbery.
The robbers opened fire as soon as police reached the spot, triggering a skirmish.
The robbers fled shortly after the ‘gunfight’ started but police managed to detain four of them, the law enforcers claimed.