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27 Sundarbans robbers surrender

April 02, 2018 00:00:00

BAGERHAT, Apr 1 (UNB): Twenty seven members of three forest robber gangs surrendered to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal along with their arms and ammunition at Swadhinata Uddyan in the district town on Sunday.

The members of Dan Bahini, Sumon Bahini and Jahangir Bahini surrendered to the Home Minister in the afternoon.

The gang members deposited 28 firearms and 81 rounds of bullet.

The forest robbers will be provided with proper assistance for their rehabilitation, said the Home Minister during the surrender programme.

Meanwhile, a suspected forest robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Sapmari area of Rampal Upazila early Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Haider Ali (38).

When a team of RAB went to the Sundarbans to bring them around 3:00 am, some robbers of another gang opened fire on the elite force members, prompting them to retaliate that triggered the gunfight.

When the robbers fled away the RAB members recovered Haider's body from the spot.

They also recovered three local weapons and several rounds of bullet.

The body was handed over to Rampal Police Station.

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