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7 carjackers held, cars recovered

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Staff Reporter

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in an overnight drive arrested seven suspected members of a carjacker gang, including its ringleader, from different parts of the capital and Sylhet district early Saturday.

The arrestees were Abdul Alim, 28, the ringleader of the gang and son of Abdul Barek, Al Amin Islam Rubel, 29, son of Mohamamd Jamal Mia, Mohammad Jashim Uddn, son of Abdul Motalib, Mohammad Imam Hossain Shamim alias Shipon, 25, son of Mohammad Abdul Shahid, Mohammad Bacchu Mia, 31, son of Yeakub Ali, Azam Khan alias Raju, 25, son of Abdul Hamid Khan and Shohagh Mia, 25, son of Mohammad Abul Bashar.

All of them hail from several parts of Habiganj, Moulvibazar and Kishoreganj district.

Rab sources said on secret information, a team of Rab-2 conducted a drive at Mirpur road in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area and arrested Abdul Alim along with a stolen motorcycle around 9 pm.

According to his statement, the elite force conducted drive at Agargaon in the capital and recovered two more stolen vehicles at the night.

Besides, the elite force raided Bitak intersection in Tejgaon Industrial area and arrested Azam and Shohag along with one more snatched vehicle at about 4 am.

Earlier, Rab-9 members conducted a raid in Shahi Eidgah area under Kotwali Police Station in Sylhet and arrested two more suspected carjackers --Rubel and Jashim, and recovered two more stolen vehicles from their possession late at night.

On the basis of information given by the duo, the RAB members raided Sadek Khan Petrol Pump in the city’s Mohammadpur area and arrested Shipon and Bacchu along with two more snatched vehicles around 3 am.

The arrestees have been engaged in carjacking in different parts of the capital, including Mohamamdpur, Dhanmandi, Mirpur Mazar road, Pallabi and Uttara, said Rab sources.