Two police personnel including an inspector sustained bullet injuries in a gunfight with drug dealers as the criminals ambushed them to snatch away their arrested comrade in Nabinagar upazila of the district early Friday.
The injured cops are Nabinagar Police Station’s Inspector (investigation) Mohammad Sohel and Sub-Inspector Rony Soro Rana.
Sohel, who was hit in the head, is undergoing treatment at Nabinagar Upazila Health Complex, and Rana at a hospital in Cumilla.
Saifuddin Anwar, officer-in-charge of the police station, said one Mannaf alias Monek and his son Shipon are accused in several cases including drug peddling, robbery, murder and rape.
Mannaf was released from jail a few days back, but got involved in drug dealing again with his accomplices, the OC said.
A team led by Inspector Sohel conducted a drive in Nurjahan village of Barikandi union early Friday and arrested Mannaf from his home.
However, absconding Shipon along with accomplices ambushed the team bringing Mannaf to the station, and a gunfight ensued, said OC Saifuddin.
SI Rana was shot in the head, and Inspector Sohel in his arm, while the criminals managed to escape with Mannaf.
An assault case was filed accusing four named individuals, and 4 unnamed.
Molla Mohammad Shaheen, additional superintendent of police, said they are trying to nab all of the accused.