Police later seized the microbus abandoned with 730 litres of bootleg liquor
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) was killed and a constable was injured while on-duty in the port city early Friday morning.
The deceased ASI Kazi Md Salauddin and the injured Constable Md Masud were nearly run over by a bootleg liquor laden microbus trying to flee a check post at the Chandgaon area.
Police later found the microbus abandoned with 730 litres of bootleg liquor however an arrest was yet to be made in this connection, said police.
Confirming the matter, Chandgaon police station OC Mostafizur Rahman said: “ASI Salauddin was on night duty with a patrol team at Mowlovipukur Par area and C&B area.
“He had information regarding a microbus, carrying bootleg liquor from the hill tracts, heading for Chittagong city. Based on the tip-off, ASI Salauddin set up a check-post at Meherazkhan Ghata area around 4am in the morning.”
“When Salauddin challenged a black microbus, its driver rammed Salauddin and Masum and fled the scene.”
Salauddin and Masum were taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH), where the duty doctors declared the former dead, added Mostafizur.