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JCD man killed in city 'shootout'
Published : Wednesday, 21 January, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 16

Staff Correspondent
An alleged bomber and local leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was shot dead during an 'encounter' with detective Branch (DB) of police at Jorapukur Maath' at Khilgaon in the city in the early hours of Tuesday.
The deceased was Nuruzzaman Jony, 30, son of Yakub Ali. Jony was general secretary of Khilgaon unit of JCD. Yakub Ali told this correspondent.  
The incident took place at a time when the security forces have been asked to undertake pro-active operations to neutralise trouble makers.
Krishnapada Roy, Deputy Commissioner of DB (south) told this correspondent that DB police had detained Jony from Nazimuddin Road area in Dhaka on Monday evening.
"Later they conducted a raid in Jorapukur Maath' area of Khilgaon taking Jony along with them at around 2:30am.
Meanwhile, criminals hurled crude bombs at police forcing them to open fire," he said.  The police said they fired back when the assailants began shooting at them during the raid at 'Jorapukur Maath'.
Jony, injured in the firing, was declared dead at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) around 4am.
The DB police of Ramna zone cracked down in Jorapukur Maath' area of Tilpapara upon a tip-off in Khilgaon around 3:15am, said Alauddin, a sub-inspector of Khilgaon Police Station.
"A shootout took place in the area. We received information and recovered the bullet-ridden body of Jony.
The SI, who was along with the police force that took the victim to the hospital, said the body had multiple bullet wounds on the chest.
Masudur Rahman Deputy-Commissioner of Public Relations (PR) of DMP Police told this correspondent that "Jony had attacked a police vehicle at Matsya Bhaban with a petrol bomb on Saturday night under Shahbagh police station area during the ongoing BNP-sponsored blockade.
Five policemen were injured in the attack. A pistol, two bullets, six hand bombs and a petrol bomb were recovered from the spot, said Masudur
On Monday, a ward-level Jamaat-e-Islami leader from Narail municipality, Imrul Qayes, was killed in a similar "gunfight" with DB police in Dhaka's Motijheel area.

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