Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 12 suspected robbers from East Shewrapara of the city in a drive around Monday midnight.
The arrested were identified as gang leader Liakat, 42, Abdul Matin, 52, Osman Ali, 49, M Ikramul Haque, 28, Motahar alias Mota, 28, Hakim Mollah, 33, Rukun Mia, 45, M Fazlur Rahman, 28, Nayan Mia, 28, Shuvo Mollah, 33, Abdus Shaheed, 38, and Ebadullah, 40.
Acting on a tip-off, a DB team led by ADC Saiful Islam arrested the gang of robbers while they were taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, said Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DB, at a press briefing at the DMP Media centre this (Tuesday) noon.
The DB team in plainclothes recovered two machetes, two ‘dao’ and two screw drivers from their possession, he said.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrested robbers confessed to police that they have been committing robbery in Mirpur and Tejgaon areas of the city for long, the DB joint commissioner added.