Previously on Thursday, police recovered 34 of the stolen computers from Crystal Inn Hotel in Dhaka’s Mohakhali area
Police have arrested seven people in connection with the theft of 49 computers, which were stolen from the Central Library of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) in July.
The seven, during their confessional statement before a Gopalganj court, named Jubo League leader Palash Sharif as the mastermind behind the theft, said Gopalganj Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Saidur Rahman Khan, during a press briefing in his office on Sunday.
During their statement at court, they also named a number of people behind the theft whose identities could not be disclosed due to the purpose of investigation, added the SP.
The arrestees were identified as: Masurul Islam Pani Sharif, 23, a fourth year student of the Public Adminstration Department of BSMRSTU, Sourav Sheikh, 19, Hasibur Rahman, alias Shanto, alias Kakon, 19, Nayeem Uddin, 19, Nazmul Hasan, 19, Dulal Miya, 45, and Humayan Kabir, 24.
Previously on Thursday, police recovered 34 of the stolen computers from Crystal Inn Hotel in Dhaka’s Mohakhali area.
On the same day police arrested Dulal, one of the owners of the hotel, and Humayun, the hotel's gatekeeper.
Prof Dr Noor Uddin, the registrar of BSMRSTU filed a case in connection with the thefts at Gopalganj Sadar police station.
Gopalganj Sadar police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Mizanur Rahman, also the case investigation officer, said the arrests were made during raids conducted in different parts of Dhaka, Gopalganj and Narail districts and technology has been used in this regard.
The complainant Prof Dr Noor said a seven member probe committee has been formed to investigate the case and show cause letter was issued to 19 security guards who took lengthy leaves during which the computer theft took place.
Previously in 2018, and in 2017, 47 and 50 computers respectively got stolen from BSMRSTU but none involved could be identified nor any of it were recovered.