Twenty-six teen-aged members of several criminal gangs, including Star Bond and Jumman ones, were arrested in capital Dhaka in the past two days for their alleged involvement in criminal activities.
RAB personnel rounded up 22 members of Star Bond and Jumman Gangs from Mohammadpur and Bangshal areas on Saturday.Of them, RAB-2 arrested 17 members of Star Bond Gang in a daylong drive in Mohammadpur.
The arrested were identified as Jisan, Raihan, Russell Howlader, Saddam Hossain, Bappi Hossain, Shakil Bepari, Sohag Sheikh, Hridoy Hossain, Sabbir Howlader, Rabbi Howlader, Nayeem, Munna, Sohag, Sagar, Sabbor Prong Sabbir Boyan, Mohiuddin and Roni Hossain.
A mobile court led by RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam sentenced each of them to one year in jail. Sarwar Alam said last year Molla Rabbi Gang killed one of the members of Star Bond Gang.
Friday was the death anniversary of the member. And Star Bond Gang arranged a milad mahfil in a mosque on that day.
The Star Bond Gang uploaded a photo of the milad on Facebook on which Molla Rabbi Group reacted ‘Ha Ha Ha.’
Being irritated with the reaction, Star Bond Gang equipped with lethal weapons gathered at Rayer Bazar to attack the Molla Rabbi Gang.Two members of RAB-2 in plain-clothes saw them and came under knife attack, but managed to escapoe unhurt.
Following the incident, the elite force conducted a drive leading to the arrest of 17 Star Bond Gang members from different parts of Mohammadpur.
The RAB-2 said they were trying to arrest other members of Star Bond Gang and all members of Molla Rabbi Gang.
In the meantime, RAB-10 arrested five alleged members of Jumman Gang from Bangshal.
They are Jummon Hossain, Nasir, Faisal, Manju, and Nadim.
Five knives, two swiss gear knives, 20 blades and three mobile phone sets were recovered from them.
During primary interrogation, they said they had been committing various crimes in Bangshal, Kotwali and Keraniganj areas for a long time.
Besides, RAB-3 arrested four alleged members of a snatching gang from Khilgaon area of the capital on Sunday.
The arrestees were Sohel Mia, Abu Sayed, Mohammad Masud, and Imran Hossain.
Three machetes, a knife and three mobile phone sets were recovered from their possession.
During interrogation, they said they have been committing various crimes, including snatching, in Khilgaon and other parts of the city for a long time.
They generally intercepted commuters on their way and robbed their cash and valuables on gunpoint.