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Rohingya robbers and drug traffickers killed in Teknaf-Ukhia 'gunfight'

Staff Correspondent
Rohingya robbers
Two people were killed in two alleged gunfights in Teknaf and Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar. RAB and BGB claimed that one of the two killed was a Rohingya robber and the other was Yaba dealer. Law enforcement also claimed that weapons and yaba were recovered from the spot at that time.

Hasimullah, 33, head of Hashem Bahini, a top Rohingya robber group, was killed in a gunfight with RAB in Damdamia area under Teknaf police station in Cox's Bazar on Friday, RAB claimed in a message. Domestic and foreign weapons, ammunition and magazines were recovered from the spot. The incident took place when a group of RAB-15 members went on an operation on Friday morning after receiving information about a robbery and clashes between the two sides.

On the other hand, in the Ukhiya incident, the BGB said that a drug dealer named Lutfur Rahman Lutu (40) was killed in a shootout with BGB. Weapons and ammunition including 50,000 yaba were recovered at the time. The gunfight took place at around midnight on Thursday in the shrimp farm area of ​​Nalbania in Palangkhali union of Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar.

The deceased was identified as Lutfur Rahman Lutu, a resident of Nalbania village.

Cox's Bazar-34-BGB commander Lieutenant Colonel Ali Haider Azad Ahmed claimed that the smugglers fired when they sensed the BGB's position while smuggling drugs at the Ukhiya border. At that time BGB fired back in self-defense. One body was found at the scene after the shootings stopped. At the time, 50,000 yaba, weapons and ammunition were recovered from the spot.

The BGB captain claimed that Lutfur Rahman Lutu was a notorious robber and drug dealer. There are more than 12 cases against him. The body has been sent to the morgue of the 250-bed District Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar for autopsy. A case has been filed with Ukhiya police station under the relevant law.

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