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RAB arrests 9 over robbery, abduction and molestation of women

  • Published at 08:44 pm December 2nd, 2018
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They were arrested around 11:45pm according to a RAB press release issued on Sunday afternoon.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday arrested a group of nine people with firearms, locally made weapon on the charges of robbery, abduction and molestation of women from Abdullahpur-Ashulia highway of Dhaka. 

They were arrested around 11:45pm according to a RAB press release issued on Sunday afternoon.

The arrested are – Md Imran, 21, Jihad Ali, 18, Shanto Hossain, 19, Rakibul Hasan, 18, Rakibul Islam, 19, Nayeem Miah, 19, Julhash Hossain, 18, Babul Hossain, 22 and Habibur Rahman, 27.

According to the press release,  RAB recovered a foreign pistol, one magazine, two rounds of bullets, two buses, three knives, two machetes, nine mobile phones and cash worth Tk550 from the group.

RAB said: “During the initial interrogation, it was found that the group had setup a team of 10-15 people for each operation. 

“The group working at night would have 9-10 of them posing at passengers on a bus. Once they picked up passengers, they would go into a quite road and rob them of their valuables and money.”

The press release further said: “The two seized buses are from Asmani Paribahan and Mowmita Paribahan which run on Narayanganj Madanpur to Uttara and Narayanganj Chashara to Gazipur’s Chandra, respectively. When some of the victims protested, the group members would beaten and stab them.”

During kidnapping, many passengers were held as hostage and brutally beaten using their phones the robbers used to get ransoms from their relatives through electronic money transfer and later release the victims on empty street.

The arrestees also admitted that they were involved in molestation of women passengers on different roads including Savar, Ashulia, Gazipur’s Chandra area.