Tales from the Crossfire Gazette
[Bangla Daily Star] An alleged robber
was killed during a "shootout" between personnel and an armed gang in Maheshkhali of Cox's Bazar early yesterday.
|This was written by no mere Bangladeshi reporter, but by a trained journalist. Somehow, one can tell.|
Two Rab personnel -- Md Asaduzzaman, assistant superintendent of police and constable Tajul Islam -- were also injured in the hour-long shootout around 4:00am, said sources in Rab-7.
| Cox's Bazar is where the very coolest miscreants hang out.|
The law enforcers seized a double-barrel shotgun, two single-barrel guns, two other guns, seven cartridges, 12 used cartridges and four machetes from the spot, the sources said.
| A hernia and a bruised ego...|
Deceased Abul Kashem, 32,
| Alas, no shutter gun. Perhaps it's been sent back for reconditioning?|
| No alias for him so you know he's not important...|
was a member of the notorious gang "Kala Jahangir Bahini", claimed the sources.
| But he does have two names, which suggests someone once loved him.|
They said Rab personnel, led by its commanding officer Lt Col Saiful Karim,
| Ahhh. One of the Bahinis. You'd think they'd have tired of still being outside the law after all these years. You would, of course, be wrong.|
went on a drive at Kalur Bridge area following a tip off.
| Soon to be full Colonel Saiful Karim...|
| Another fifty-spot to Mahmoud the Weasel...|
About 12 to 15 members of the gang were preparing for a robbery,
| The man does have school fees to pay for a couple of grandnieces... |
said Lt Commander Nuruzzaman, Chandgaon camp commander of Rab-7.
| Where? In a banana grove? At the secret lair? Details, we want details!|
Spider senses tingling at the proximity of the elite force,
the robbers fired 12 shots at the law enforcers
| "Hark! The spider sense! It tingles!"|
and the Rab personnel retaliated with 81 shots, added the Rab personnel.
| That's a lot of shots. Either the boys need more time at the range or they just had to make it look good...|
Kashem was hit
|I hear tell it's just plain fun to shoot guns. So that's another possibility. |
and he was struck down in his prime, said squadron leader Nazmul Hossain, second-in-command of Rab-7, adding that the cohorts of Kashem managed to
| ...one behind each ear as planned and, er, 'executed'...|run away flee
leaving the arms and ammunition behind.
| ...as if they'd never been there...|
| Carefully planted by the RAB-7...|
Nazmul said Kashem was bullet hit during another shootout with the elite force in 2011 in Maheshkhali.
| No! It cannot be, and I am shocked, shocked! that you would bandy such a horrid accusation.|
He said over 25 cases were filed against him with different cop shoppes of Cox's Bazar.
| I don't believe it -- he lived?|
| Wanted on a good many more than twelve systems, that one. Thanks be that the Rab got him properly this time.|
Posted by: Fred