• Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

RAB detains mastermind of Gazipur RMG factory robbery, 5 others

  • Published at 06:05 am February 27th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:55 pm February 27th, 2017
RAB detains mastermind of Gazipur RMG factory robbery, 5 others
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained six suspected robbers, including the alleged mastermind of the robbery that took place in an RMG factory in Kaliakair, Gazipur on January 7 this year. The suspects were arrested during separate drives conducted in a number of districts on Sunday. The RAB officials identified them as Mahbubur Rahman alias Firoj Mollah alias Abdul Khalek Mia (51) who is the suspected mastermind, Faruk Hossain alias Babul alias Alam Shikdar (50), Khalilur Rahman Rana alias Rana Sarder alias Rana alias Firoj (40), Belayet Hossain Akond alias Belayet (42), Iqbal Hossain Rubel (37) and Ujjal Bishwas (34). RAB Legal and Media Wing's Senior Assistant Director Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune on Monday morning. Later at a press briefing the same day, RAB Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan said the elite force had information that the suspects had scattered to different districts to hide after robbing Tk3.41 crore from RMG factory Knit Plus Ltd. “So we conducted raids in Khulna, Rajshahi, Comilla, Barisal, Dhaka and Gopalganj districts on Sunday and detained all of them with Tk1.17 crore of the looted money,” he told reporters. During the drives, RAB also recovered a firearm, five rounds of bullets, one truck and some RMG factory equipment that the suspects supposedly bought with the stolen money. Describing the robbery, the media chief of RAB said Mahbubur and Faruk took the jobs of security guards at the factory through a private security company and started working there on December 2, 2016. They used their aliases – Mahbubur as Abdul Khalek and Faruk as Alam Shikdar – to apply for the jobs. On the day of the robbery, Mahbubur and Faruk fed the other security guards biscuits and drinks spiked with sedatives. When the security guards fell unconscious, Mahbubur and Faruk let Rana, Belayet and Rubel in and the five men robbed the factory before fleeing. The factory management filed a case regarding the robbery with Kaliakair police the next day. During initial interrogation, the robbers told RAB that they had divided the money among themselves and invested it, Mahmud Khan said. Ujjal was not directly involved in the robbery, but he knew of the robbery and also had Tk9 lakh of Rana's share of the loot in his possession, which is why he was arrested, he added. “They [the suspects] are members of an organised gang of robbers and we are taking legal actions against them. We are also working to find out if their gang has more robbers,” he further said.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail