Five persons, including four policemen, were attacked while recovering the looted gold and arresting those involved. At that time, the attackers snatched 20 rounds from the police. 8 accused have been arrested in this incident.
The incident took place on the banks of Pallividyut Dighi in Kaliakair Upazila of Gazipur on Wednesday night.
The policemen who were attacked are Inspector Kamal Hossain, Sub-Inspector Gopal Chandra, Assistant Sub-Inspector Enayet Hossain and Constable Zahid. They are working at Pirganj police station in Rangpur.
According to the police and local sources, Pirganj Thana-Police of Rangpur came to Kaliakore to recover the goods from a gold shop in Rangpur. At around 8:30 pm, they went to Dighir Par area to recover the looted goods. A person named Liton involved in the incident was arrested there.
According to the information given by him, the police team went to recover the looted goods from Doa Jewelers of the mother of that area. 16 loads of gold ornaments and 90 loads of silver were recovered from there. On the way back, the shop owner and his accomplices provoked and attacked the police. At that time, four policemen including the plaintiff were injured.
At that time, the attackers snatched 20 rounds from the police. On receiving the information, the Kaliakor police station went to the spot and rescued them and admitted them to a local hospital.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kaliakor Police Station Akbar Ali Khan confirmed the truth of the incident. OC said that 8 people have been detained for questioning in this incident. Operation is on to recover the lost 20 rounds. Necessary legal action will be taken in this regard.