Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Mugging continues unabated

Mugging continues unabated

Incidence of mugging is continuing unabated in different parts of the capital despite a police crackdown on the listed muggers.

Morning and evening are the best time for criminals to commit the crime. Apart from mugging, other crimes also take place during the period.

In recent times, a number of such crimes have taken place in the capital and on its outskirts.

Sadia Rosni Suchana, an anchor of Bangla Vision TV channel, fell prey to muggers in Dhanmondi on April 27.

The incident took place when she along with her husband was returning by rickshaw to their residence at Dhanmondi after returning from Cox’s Bazar.

When the rickshaw reached the main road at Dhanmodi-32 around 6:20am, a mugger from inside a private car snatched her purse having important papers, valuables and cash.

Sadia wrote her facebook wall that she slightly saved her from major injuries.  She instantly dialed 999 and informed police of the snatching.

But, the call receiver of the national emergency service 999 asked her to contact to Pallabi Police Station.

After that she went to Dhanmondi Police Station and filed a case in this regard, but police were yet to make any headway in the mugging incident.

When contacted, Ekram Ali Mia, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station, told the Daily Sun that they collected CCTV footage of the mugging incident, but could not trace the vehicle as the footage could not capture the vehicle number.

“We are trying to trace the criminals and arrest them,” he said.

Iffat E Faria was returning to her residence at Mirpur on April 27 evening.

In Mirpur-1, a mugger took away her purse, she said, adding that some important papers, keys and cash were in the purse.

On the evening of April 23, Sourav was travelling by rickshaw to return to his residence.

When the rickshaw came under Paribagh Bridge, two muggers riding on a motorcycle came to the rickshaw. Then, one who sat back snatched his mobile phone set and went away, said Sourav.

On April 21, Rubina Yasmin was travelling by rickshaw to go to Dhanmondi from Mohammadpur.

When the rickshaw was passing Shankar, two men riding on a motorcycle came to her and one of them snatched her purse.   She said she could save her from falling from the rickshaw.

Narayanganj District Unit BNP Member Secretary Professor Mamun Mahmud was stabbed by some miscreants at Nayapaltan in capital Dhaka.

He is undergoing treatment in Dhaka Medical College Hospital. It was suspected that muggers committed the crime.

When contacted, Salauddin Mia, officer-in-charge of Paltan Model Police Station, told the Daily Sun that he was attacked for political reason.

“We have arrested two attackers and are trying to arrest the rest,” he said.

When contacted, Mahbub Alam, joint commissioner (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said they were conducting regular drives to arrest the muggers.

Deputy Commissioner (Media and Public Relations) of DMP Faruk Hossain told the Daily Sun that their drives were going on to arrest muggers and other criminals.

On the overall law and order during Ramadan, he said, “It is normal.”

As per directive of DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam, his deputies made a list of about 600 muggers in the capital.

After the list, police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested about 163 snatchers from different parts of the capital.