A listed robber was injured in a gunfight between his cohorts and the members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police in Jafarpur area of Char Shahi union in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district on Monday.
The injured was identified as Mehraj Uddin, a listed robber accused in several cases including those for murder and robbery with Sadar and Chandraganj police stations.
Mohammad Abul Basar, officer-in-charge of the DB of Police, said being tipped off that Mehraj and his gang were taking preparations for robbery in the area, a team of the detectives conducted a raid there.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robber gang opened fire at them, prompting them to fire back, triggering a gunfight which continued for about one hour.
The gunfight left Mejraj injured with bullet while other members of his gang managed to escape.
Four police members were also injured during the gunfight.
The injured were taken to Laxmipur Sadar hospital for treatment, according to a news agency report.
A rifle, an LG and 4 rounds of bullets were recovered from the spot.