Detective branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested eight suspected robbers from the city’s Mohammadpur area, including the ringleader of the metropolitan and inter-district robber gang, said a press release on Monday.
The arrestees are Md. Mozammel Hossain Apple, Haji Md. Jahangir Alam, Md. Jamir Khan, Md. Mujibur Rahman Majid Moktar, Md. Masum Gazi, Shafiqul Kharadi, Md. Quddus Ali and Md. Kauchar Mia.
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The detectives also recovered a microbus used for robbery, a gun, a wireless set, one handcuff, 2 fake DB jackets and four sharp weapons from their possessions, the release added.
Tipped-off, a team of DB (Tejgaon division) conducted a drive in Bosila area of c Mohammadpur on Sunday night and arrested them along with arms and other equipment.
According to the press release, the gang carried out several robberies in the last few months across the country.
Several retired and suspended members of various law enforcement and military forces were involved in the ring, it added.