Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Top Terrorist Benjir held

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members yesterday held the top listed notorious terrorist Benjir Ahmed with bullet wounds following a shootout at his home at Hoseniganj Bedpatty in the city.


He was undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital at filing of this news.


Benjir was black listed by most of the intelligence agencies as top terrorist of the city for last several years, said the police and Rab.


On a tip off, a large team of the elite forces laid seize around his house and several Rab members entered into house.


Sensing Rab presence, Benjir opened fire on the Rab from his bed room.


Rab members also fired in counter and later arrested him with two bullet injuries in his legs.


Rab seized a Italian made Pistol with 4 bullets from him.

Benjeer joined BNP along with hundreds of political leaders in October 2004.


Former BNP lawmaker Nadim Mostafa witnessed widespread criticism for welcoming him in the party with floral wreaths in a reception ceremony that was chaired by BNP leader Kala Chand.


Benjeer, widely known in the city as a don of terrorists was not accused in so many cases, but there were pretty allegations of extortion, terrorism and tender vandalism against him, said police sources.


He used to run an organised terrorists' gang in the city and its suburbs for smuggling and terrorism related activities.

Benjeer was involved with BNP, Awami League and Jatiya Party.


During operation clean heart, the joint forces recovered many firearms following his statement and he freed on bail last year.


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