7 members of doping gang held

Staff Correspondent

5 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police have nabbed seven alleged members of a gang involved in doping people from Abdullahpur in the capital.

A team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested the seven on Wednesday. They are Swapan, 52, Firoz, 40, Masud Rana, 51, Shahidul Islam, 51, Jakir Hossain Jakir, 55, Shahidul Islam alias Shahidul, 33, and Habibur Rahman Siraz alias Siraz Munshi, 50.

Sheikh Omar Faruque, additional DIG (Dhaka Metro) of the CID, told journalists at a briefing at the CID headquarters on Thursday.

He said they are the members of an organised gang which took away cash and valuables from people, including bus passengers, by drugging them or applying specially-made ointment on their eyes which made them unconscious.