Ultra-left leader killed in police ‘encounter’

Bangladesh on 23 September 2013
Location : Bangladesh | Source : New Age. Image Source: Flickr User Rajiv Ashrafi

A regional leader of ultra-left Gana Mukti Fauz was killed in an ‘encounter’ with the law enforcers in Khuksa upazila of Kushtia early Sunday, the police said.

The slain ultra-left operative, Fazlur Rahman Fazu, 35, son of Faizuddin of Joduboira village in Kumarkhali uapzila, was the Kushtia regional chief of Gana Mukti Fauz, police said.

According to police sources, Fazu and his operatives were holding a ‘clandestine’ meeting near the Uthuli bridge in the upazila. Hearing the news at about 4:00am, Kukhsa police went to the spot. 

Sensing the presence of the police, the outlaws opened fire prompting the law enforcers to return fire that triggered an encounter, claimed Kukhsa police station officer- in- charge Harendranath Sarker. The police recovered two pistols, one LG gun and five bullets from the spot.  The body was sent to Kushtia sadar hospital for autopsy, said police sources.

Fazu had at least 12 criminal cases filed against him, including murder, abduction and extortion, said the police. He was the main accused in the Khuksa union parishad chairman Nurul Islam murder case, said the police.

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