Police detained nine suspected members of a hijacking gang in different raids from various parts of the city on Wednesday night.
Savar Model police thana and CID police of Dhaka district (North) arrested the hijackers in joint drives.Officer-in-charge (OC) of Savar Model thana AAFM Sayed and Dhaka District (north) CID Police Inspector Abul Bashar confirmed the arrests.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and CID conducted the drives at Savar Bus Station on Dhaka-Aricha highway and different parts of the areas including Nabinagar and detained the hijackers, police said.
Six of the arrestees were identified as Akkas, 38, son of Emtiaj Sheikh, a resident of Shibaloy thana in Manikganj District, Sumon Khan, 27, son of Biddut Khan, Resma, 23, daughter of Late Ali Hossen, of Singair thana, Najmul, 20, son of Manik Mia, of Kazipara area in Nabinagar thana of Brahmanbaria, Rayhan, 22, son of Latif Faraji, of Sarno village in Lohjong thana of Munsiganj and Alim Hawlader, 24, son of Late Kasem Hawlader, of Phulbaria area in Savar.
The identity of the other people could not be known yet.
Dhaka District (north) CID Police Inspector Abul Bashar said, police started the combined drive to stop hijacking and other crime activities during eid-ul-fitr.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Savar Model thana AAFM Sayed said, a case will be filed against the arrestees and then they will be sent to court.