8 ‘robbers’ held in city

8 ‘robbers’ held in city

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Dhaka – Police arrested eight suspected members of a robber gang from the capital and its adjoining areas on Wednesday night in connection with a snatching incident in Badamtoli area.The arrestees are Mosiur Rahman Liton, 45, Md Mizan, 40, Md Ali Sheikh, 38, Monir Hossain, 38, Md Babul, 48, Md Jahangir, 36, Md Ataur Rahman alias Ati, 44, and Md Joinal, 50.Police also recovered one engine boat used for committing robbery, four knives and cash Tk 1.75 lakh from their possessions. Shamsuddin, a fruit trader of Hazi Lat Market in Old Dhaka sent his five employees to deposit Tk 20 lakh to a bank of Islampur on October 8. On their way, a gang of robbers snatched the money in front of river police Jetty of Badamtoli and fled the scene, said Inspector (Investigation) of the police station Md Jan-e Alam.Monwar Hossain Mitho, the manager of the fruits trader, filed a robbery case with Kotwali police station.Later, Police arrested gang leader Bhutto from Kamrangichar area on October 14.Based on his information, the police arrested the eight gang members.UNB news agency

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