7 ‘robbers’ arrested in Noakhali

Staff Correspondent

6 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Coast Guard members arrested seven suspected robbers after a gunfight from Bridge Bazaar area in Noakhali on Tuesday night.

The arrestees belong to local ‘Taher gang’, said a press release on Wednesday.

But the Ring leader Taher managed to escape, coast guard sources said.

The striking team also recovered six locally-manufactured firearms, 10 bullets, five knives from their possession.

Two coast guard members sustained injuries during the ‘gunfight’.

Later, the arrestees were handed over to local police.

Coast Guard has recovered the above arms and ammunition and held the robbers as part of its routine drives.

It has been contributing to maintenance of law and order in the country like other forces.