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SI confesses involvement in gold snatching

Update : 17 Feb 2016, 04:58 PM

A Sub-Inspector of Banani police station has confessed to his involvement in the gold snatching incident in Fulbaria area last Monday.

An investigation official on Wednesday told the Dhaka Tribune that SI Ashraf Hossain confessed to his involvement in the snatching.

Police officials usually remains stationed within their areas of jurisdiction, said the IO. "I cannot not understand why the SI went to Bangshal area."

Investigators were also investigating if he was instructed by others or he had any other purposes to go there, he added.

A police station sources said in primary investigation it was found that Ashraf did not inform any of the police station officials concerned about his going there.

It is a responsibility of a policeman to inform his police station prior to his entering the area of another police station, he observed.

Investigator sources said they were yet to interrogate Ashraf about if the incident had any link to another gold snatching incident in Rampura area a few days ago.

Besides, police also investigated if the gold trader was real businessman or a smuggler.

Bangshal police station Inspector Sheikh Nasir Uddin said Ashraf provided important information over the snatching. But he declined to comment over the progress for the sake of fare investigaiton.

All of them were detained by police when Ashraful and Abdur Razzaq on Monday snatched away five gold bars from Rezaul Karim on the North South Road of Bangshal in Old Town.

Rezaul was going to Jessore with 900 kilogrammes of gold from the capital’s Tantibazar area.

SI Ashraful along with his informant Abdur Razzak stopped Rezaul in front of New Suveccha Hotel on the North South Road in Bangshal around 7pm on Monday and tried to snatch the gold.

Later Bangshal police patrol team took them to the police station and filed two case in connection with the incident.

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