11 members of inter-district thief gang arrested

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 00:00, Aug 26,2019


Police arrested 11 members of an inter-district thief gang from Hotel Tunazzin of Laldighi area in Chattogram city on early Saturday.

The arrestees were- Md Hanif, 38, Md Kamal Hossain, 28, Md Liakat Hossain, 24, Md Akram Sagor, 23, Md Towfiq, 26, Md Masum, 26, Md Mizan, 25, Nayan Mallick, 22, Md Milon, 25, Jamal Uddin, 30, and Md Kamal Jashim, 32.

The group has 50 members who operate in different parts of the country, said Chattogram Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (south) S M Mehedi Hasan in a press conference on Sunday.

Among them, Md Liakat Hossain and Nayan Mallick are residents of Chattogram, Md Kamal Hossain is from Narsingdi and the others are from Cumilla.

Police also recovered two LGs from their possession.

The deputy commissioner said five incidents of stealing occurred in Kotowali police station area in last few months.

The thieves stay at a residential hotel of the area where they go for stealing, they told police. Gang leader Hanif, a physically challenged man, visit the target place beforehand to conduct a recce.

Their main targets were the big show rooms of clothes, warehouses, distributor’s office and bKash shops, policed said.

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