Mugging spree ahead of Eid

23 arrested in city

Staff Correspondent

10 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Mugging spree ahead of Eid

Rapid Action Battalion-3 (RAB) in separate drives rounded up 23 alleged muggers in the capital’s Paltan, Shahbagh, Shahjahanpur, Hatirjheel and Jatrabari areas on Saturday.

A press release signed by Additional Superintendent of Police Bina Rani Das, also staff officer (media) of the RAB-3 revealed the information on Sunday.

According to the news release, a total of seven operating team of the elite force raided the areas and held them.

Of the arrestees, Mohammad Shahjahan, 35, Shawon Howlader, 22, Mohammad Sujon, 22, Sajal, 25, and Mohammad Arif, 20, were arrested from Shahbagh area.

Mohammad Hridoy Mridha alias Russell, 26, and Mohammad Ripon, 35, were nabbed from Paltan area.

Mohammad Javed, 32, Arif Hossain, 28, Mohammad Akter, 45, and Masum, 32, were caught from Jatrabari area.

Babul Mia, 27, Naz Mia, 25, Mohammad Sujon, 22, Shawon Chowdhury, 19, Mohammad Joni, 19, Roni Mia, 25, and Mohammad Hridoy, 20, were held from Shahjahanpur area.

And Mohammad Russell, 20, Mohammad Kawser, 19, Mohammad Shuvo, 20, Mohammad Sujon, 19, and Mohammad Akash Molla, 20, were captured from Hatirjheel area.

Four machetes, 16 knives, 25 mobile phone sets and 17 SIM cards were seized from them.