The deceased were identified as Abul Kashem Kaisha, 30, and Laskar Ali alias Rahmat Ali, 32. Both were residents of Sipahipara and accused in cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act.
ATM Golam Rasul, officer-in-charge of Dinajpur Detective Branch police, said that one of their teams took position near a road in the area around 1:30am to intercept a gang of drug traders.
When the DB team stopped a gang passing through the area, the criminals opened fire, triggering a skirmish, Rasul claimed.
“After the gunfight, the DB team recovered two bodies from the spot,” he said, claiming that Sub-Inspector Nahid Hasan and Constable Mahabub Alam of DB were also injured in the skirmish.
Rasul said the DB team recovered 150 bottles of phensedyl, a firearm, bullets and Yaba pills from the spot.