DB arrests 6 ‘robbers’ from Rupganj, Narayanganj

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested six alleged robbers, including the main accused in a robbery and murder case, from Rupgonj in Naryangonj on Tuesday night.

A team of DB (Gulshan Division) arrested the six suspects for their alleged involvement in robbery and murder in the city’s Airport area recently.

The arrestees are – Sajal, Musa, Bachchu, Sajib, Munna and Siddique.

A pickup van and a knife, used in the robbery, and Tk 7,000 and a mobile phone were recovered from their possession.

Briefing reporters at DMP media centre on Wednesday, Additional Commissioner (DB) AKM Hafeez Akhter said an organised robber gang roamed the city street on a rented pickup van for committing robbery after 11pm. The robbers target low-income traders, who buy vegetables from the city’s wholesale vegetable stalls, including Karwan Bazar.

They usually pick up the traders saying that they are heading towards the same direction. They later snatch cash and mobile phones from the traders and throw them off the moving vehicle, he said.

Hafeez said trader Apan Mia and his companion Nazrul Islam were waiting for a ride to Karwan Bazar on December 28 from Dakshinkhan. A pickup van picked them up from the east side of the Kawla Footover Bridge under the Airport Police Station to go to Karawan bazar.

But as soon as they got on, the robbers snatched their mobile phones and money and pushed them off the vehicle. Apan Mia died on the spot. A case was filed with at Airport Police Station in this regard.

DB and the thana police investigated the case. DB investigators identified the location of the accused and arrested the robbers.

Source: United News of Bangladesh