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21 ‘muggers’ arrested

21 ‘muggers’ arrested

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said on Friday that the force detained 21 members of a mugging gang from the city’s Motijheel, Paltan, Shahjahanpur and Tejgaon area, reports UNB.

The elite force also seized sharp weapons and sedatives from them during the drive on Thursday.

A team of RAB-3 detained the muggers after conducting simultaneous drives in Motijheel, Paltan, Shahjahanpur and Tejgaon area on Thursday night, said RAB-3 Additional Superintendent Bina Rani Das.

During primary interrogation, the alleged gang members said they usually hide in the alleys and mug pedestrians, rickshaw riders, and CNG-run auto-rickshaw passengers, brandishing sharp weapons. They also commit murder if anyone resists their bid. Legal steps are underway against the detainees, the official added.