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Uttara man arrested for brandishing firearms, setting off panic

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a businessman from Uttara in Dhaka along with some firearms and ammunition on charge of setting off panic and threatening people.

Sources at Rab headquarters said Md Mejbah Uddin Sarker alias Rubel, 44, son of late Md Ali Sarker of Uttar, posted in his Facebook wall some of his photos roaming around streets along with armed bodyguards and threatening people.

Rubel’s dangerous acts ultimately came to the notice of Rab-1 and they arrested him from Uttara sector-7 on Wednesday night.

According to a Rab media release, Rubel used to upload photos of himself displaying firearms to set off panic and threaten people in the area through social media from his personal ID as was involved in extortion in the area.

During interrogation, Rubel said he had hired the three gunmen as his bodyguards.

Rubel along with his bodyguard Faruq, 45, and two others tried to establish control in areas like Uttara West Thana and Tongi.

One foreign pistol, two magazines, 50 bullets, two pistol covers, an arms license and two mobile phones were seized from his possession, the media release added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh