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Jamalpur cops attacked, convict snatched

Relatives attacked a police team and snatched a convict in a drug case in Sharishabari upazila of Jamalpur today, agencies report. They also snatched a pistol from a sub-inspector which was later found from a nearby area, our Jamalpur correspondent reports quoting Shahed Al Mamun, an SI of Tarakandi Police Investigation Centre.

Police led by SI Abu Sayed arrested fugitive Hafizur Rahman, who was jailed for six months in a drug case, from his residence at Charpubaldigha village around 8:30am today. When they were taking Hafizur to the police station, his relatives swooped on the law enforcers and snatched him, leaving SI Sayed and Constable Sarwar injured.

They also snatched the pistol from Sayed before leaving the scene along with Hafizur. The law enforcers, however, found it from an adjacent area after a two-hour search.

The injured policemen took primary treatment from local hospital.

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