Police have detained ten suspected robbers with two buffaloes and a few stolen goods from Holidagachhi rail gate area of Charghat upazila in Rajshahi on Sunday night.
Charghat police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nibaran Chandra said a truck carrying two buffaloes was seized by the patrol police when a gang of robbers was trying to sneak out in a very suspicious motion.
Later, a hammer, a knife, and other local weapons were recovered from their possession.
The detained suspects are Saiful Islam alias Mannu, 21, of Nilphamari Sadar Upazila, Selim Hossain, 25, of Bogra’s Kahaloo Upazila, Abdul Khaled, 38, of Dhunat Upazila, Alam Hossain, 35, of Shibganj Upazila, Bogra, Lutfar Rahman, 30, of Sherpur Upazila, Rabi Hossain, 33, of Fulbari village, Obaidul Rahman, 30, of Magura village, Selim Reza, 38, of Dishmail village, Nazrul Islam, 27, of Kurigram Upazila, Ruhul Ali, 27, of Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj Upazila.
All the detainees have criminal records, Nibaran added.
According to the police, they are professional robbers who rented a truck and committed looting in different parts of the country including Gazipur, Tangail and Tongi, as a gang.
Police have also found the evidence of the gang's involvement in the recent robbery that took place in Charghat Upazila.
Nibaran also said that police are suspecting that they belong to the same gang which escaped with the truck, faking it to be lentil load, the earlier day. The detainees will be placed before the court with the verdict of the earlier robbery.
A robbery case will be filed in this regard.