13 alleged robbers arrested in capital

13 alleged robbers arrested in capital

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The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan police conducted simultaneous drives in the Mohammadpur and Motijheel areas of the capital on Monday night and arrested 13 alleged robbers along with three pistols, two micro buses and equipment used to commit robbery.
The arrested suspected robbers are –Abu Sayeed, Mitho Sikder, Md Amin, Mijan Mollah alias Azad, Jahidul Islam alias Pinto, Bashir Shikder, Shawpan Fakir, Arafat alias Apu, Abdul Qagir, Raju Hossain alias Bappy, Humayun Kabir, Raju Ahmed and Daud Hossain.Briefing reporters at the DMP media centre on Tuesday, DC (DB-North) Nazmul Alam Sheikh said the arrested robbers were arrested allegedly during their preparations to commit dacoiity. They have reportedly been involved in robbery and hijacking in Dhaka and adjoining areas for a long time, the DC (DB-North) added.
Acting on a tip-off, a DB special team led by Assistant Commissioner Mahmud Naser, conducted a raid at Bachhila Road of Mohammadpur embankment and arrested Abu Sayeed, Mitho Sikder, Md Amin, Mijan Mollah alias Azad, Jahidul Islam alias Pinto, Bashir Shikder, Shawpan Fakir and Arafat alias Apu at about 9:45 pm.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrested robbers revealed that they were involved in looting Tk 72 lakh from Board Bazar of Gazipur in September 2014. The money was being carried for NAR Sweater for giving the monthly salary to workers and employees of the factory, the DC said.
Besides, they also revealed that they were involved in six students, murder at Amin Bazar, Mirpur, several years ago, he added.
In another drive, the same team arrested Abdul Qagir, Raju Hossain alias Bappy, Humayun Kabir, Raju Ahmed and Daud Hossain from in front of Sonali Bank at 62 Dilkhusa Comercial Area at about 10:45 pm.
During interrogation, the arrestyed robbers revealed that they first hijacked private car or microbus at gun point and then commit robbery or hijacking, DC Nazmul Alam added.
They will be produced before the CMM court seeking 10-day remands for interrogation on Tuesday noon, he said. – News Desk

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