Vol. 5 Num 623 Tue. February 28, 2006  
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Robber leader killed in 'encounter'

A ringleader of an inter-district gang of robbers was killed in an encounter between his cohorts and police at Bholaganj in Companiganj upazila of Sylhet district early yesterday.

The robber, Kadir, was arrested in Bholaganj area on Sunday. On his confessional statement, the law enforcers took him to a place in the same area at about 3:00am yesterday to arrest his accomplices and recover the looted goods.

Sensing presence of the policemen, the cohorts of the ringleader opened fire, forcing the police to retaliate.

Police said Kadir, wanted in 12 cases, was caught in the crossfire while trying to flee and died on the spot.

This is the first incident of death in 'crossfire' with police in the district.