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10 extortionists arrested in city

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 10 suspected extortionists with about Tk7,000 from the capital’s Jatrabari area on Saturday night.

On information, the law enforcers conducted a drive on Hanif flyover in the capital and arrested them.

They have been extorting money from drivers of trucks, cars and other vehicles for a long time.

The extortionists also give them death threat failing to collect the money from the victim.

The arrestees are: Md. Munna Khandaker, Ramzan Ali Khandaker, Md. Alauddin, Rafiq Ullah, Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Sajib, Zakir Hossain, Rabbi Sheikh, Subashpur, Md. Jewel,

During preliminary interrogation, the accused gave confessional statement that they were involved in the crime.

RAB Assistant Director Farjana Huq confirmed the news on Sunday.

The organised gang has been committing the crime in the areas for a long time, she said. 

The transport owners and workers fall victim to their extortion. If they fail to extort money, they give death threat to the victims, she also said.