An alleged ringleader of a robber gang was killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Magur Ata area of Sadar upazila of Tangail district on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Mostafa, a ringleader of a robber gang in the district and accused in several cases including those over robbery.
Rab sources said, on secret information that a gang of robbers were preparing for robbery, a team of RAB-12 conducted a raid in the area around 3.30am.
Sensing the presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire at them, prompting them to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
The gunfight left Mostafa dead on the spot, according to a news agency report.
The law enforcers also detained 10 robbers along with one foreign pistol, 1 magazine, 3 firearms, 4 locally made sharp weapons and different robbery equipments.