The Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested four suspected robbers after a gunfight between the dacoits and the law enforcers at Nandipara in capital’s Khilgaon area early Friday.
The arrestees have been identified as Khorshed Alam alias Pagla Sohel (30), Rakib, Harun and Swapan.
Among the detainees, Khorshed sustained several bullet injuries during the gunfight.
Khandoker Nurunnabi, Deputy Commissioner of the Detective Brach (East), said, “A team of DB conducted a drive in the area at around 4:00am after being tipped-off that miscreants were preparing to grab a piece of land and commit robbery at Nandipara.”
However, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the miscreants opened fire at police, prompting a retaliation that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Khorshed was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries on his legs.
After the gunfight was over, DB men arrested Khorshed and also chased down three of his cohorts.
The DB members also recovered three pistols and 12 rounds of bullet from the spot.
Khandoker Nurunnabi said that Khorshed has been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
“Khorshed was wanted in several cases filed with different police stations,” the DB officer added.