DB tracks down airport area robbers near Hatirjheel; 3 arrested

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) unearthed a robbery case and arrested three alleged robbers along with booty from the city’s Hatirjheel area on Saturday night.

The arrestees were identified as Md. Masudul Haque alias Apple, Md. Amir Hossain Hawlader and Md. Shamim.

Based on secret information, a team of DB (North Division) conducted a special drive at Mirbagh area under Hatirjheel Police Station at around 8:30 pm and arrested the trio.

They also recovered looted goods, including five passports, one Ipad, Egyptian visa and Tk 55,000 from their possessions.

Briefing reporters at DMP media centre on Sunday, Additional Commissioner (DB) AKM Hafiz Akhter said that expatriate Md Liton Sarkar came to Bangladesh from Egypt by Turkish Airlines on September 7 after 5 long years. When he was waiting for a vehicle under the Airport foot-over bridge at the airport roundabout to take him home, a gang of robbers took away his handbag and luggage bag showing fear of a sharp knife.

One passport, an Egyptian visa, a plane ticket, a gold chain weighing eight annas, two mobile sets, a smart card, necessary clothes, Tk 40,000 in cash and other valuables were kept inside the hand bag and the luggage, he said, adding that a case was filed with Airport Police Station on October 15 in connection with the incident.

Detectives of Uttara Division started investigation of this case. During the investigation of the case, Masudul, Amir Hossain and Shamim were arrested on the charge of being involved in the robbery with the help of intelligence data analysis and information technology, the Additional Commissioner (DB) said and adding that the arrestees have been wanted in a number of cases filed with different police stations across the country.

Source: United News of Bangladesh