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RAB ‘encounter’ kills two

WT24 Desk

Two persons were shot dead in a ‘gunfight’ by members of Rapid Action Batttalion (RAB) during an anti-drug drive at Madarbari Barishal Colony of Sadarghat police station in Chattogram city on Thursday night, Agencies report.

 ASP Mimtanur Rahman of RAB-7 said a team of the elite force conducted a special raid at the colony, which is popularly known as a drug den, around 11.30pm.

Sensing the presence of RAB members, the criminals opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, leaving two people belonging to the narcotics ring, as described by ASP Mimtanur, dead on the spot.

The law enforcement’s version of the event was, however, not verified independently as no version of the incident was available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victim’s family.

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