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7 rickshaw lifters held

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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7 rickshaw lifters held

CHATTOGRAM: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested six members of burglars’ gang with seven stolen CNG-run auto-rickshaws from the city’s Bakolia area on Thursday evening.

The arrestees were identified as Md Rasel, 34, Md Nazrul Islam, 35, Md Abdur Rashid, 31, Md Awlad Hossain, 25, Md Moktar Hossain, 37, and Abdul Gafur, 48.

Rab-7 Senior Assistant Director (AD Media) Md Nurul Absar said on information, they set up a check-post and started searching CNG-run auto-rickshaws in the city’s Bakolia area around 7:00pm.

They signalled some suspicious auto-rickshaws at the check-post. But, the drivers tried to flee defying the signal, he said. The Rab-men arrested six members of the gang after a chase and recovered seven auto-rickshaws from their possessions, said the officer.

The gang members have been stealing the CNG-run three-wheelers from different areas in the city for long.

They use fake registration numbers for selling stolen auto-rickshaws, the AD said.