Chittagong: Five people, including four policemen, were injured in a gunfight with a robber gang at Barohatia Pakfirani in Lohagara upazila early Wednesday.
Officer-in-charge of Lohagara police station M Shahjahan said a team of the police station arrested a robber, Nazim Uddin, from Chunuti area of the upazila on Tuesday afternoon.
Later, the police team along with Nazim Uddin launched a drive in Barohatia Pakfirani of the same upazila around 2.00am on Wednesday to recover firearms.
Sensing the presence of the police team, cohorts of Nazim opened fire forcing the law enforcers to fire back, said the OC.
Nazim sustained bullet injury during the gunfight while four policemen - sub-inspectors Solaiman and Nurul Islam and constables Khairul Haque and Didar --were also injured in scuffling with the robbers, the OC added.
Nazim was admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital while the policemen were taken to Lohagara Upazila Health Complex.
Police also arrested another robber, Monir Ahmed and recovered two guns, one LG and five rounds of cartridge from the spot.
4 cops among 5 hurt in Ctg gunfight