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2 forest robbers held in Bagerhat

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Bagerhat: Police arrested two alleged forest robbers from Joymonir Ghol area near the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila early Sunday.

The arrestees were identified as Malek Fakir, 52, and his son-in-law Omar Sheikh, 38, both residents of the area.

On secret information, a police team conducted a drive in the area in the early hours and arrested the duo, said sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station Manzur Elahi.

Malek Fakir is the father of Awal, the ringleader of forest robber gang ‘Awal Bahini’, he said.

The SI said the arrestees were wanted in several cases filed with the police station. “They were produced before a local court on Sunday after they were shown arrested in a case filed in connection with the recovery of a fisherman’s body from a river in Joymoni Ghor area on May 28.”