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Police: Narcotics department official arrested for robbery

  • Published at 11:51 pm January 19th, 2021
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SM Sakib Hossain Collected

The DNC official along with a constable and an informant reportedly looted 1kg of gold ornaments

Police on Monday arrested an official of the Department of Narcotics Control for allegedly looting one kg of gold (1049.4gm) while pretending to be a Detective Branch (DB) personnel from Old Dhaka, reports UNB.

The arrestee is SM Sakib Hossain, an assistant director of the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) of Munshiganj district branch. Two other associates, constable Aminul Islam, and informant, Harun, were apprehended earlier.

A court on Tuesday placed them on a three-day remand each.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Lalbagh division Deputy Commissioner (DC) Biplob Bijoy Talukder confirmed the matter to Prothom Alo.

He said an officer of the Department of Narcotics Control has been detained on charges of robbery.

According to the police sources, Sakib along with two of his associates went to a gold shop in the capital’s Jindabhar road on January 7. Then they abducted the owner of the shop and looted 1kg gold ornaments.

Later, in this incident, the owner filed a case against them with Kotowali police station on January 12.

At first police arrested two people including an employee of the shop.

They made a confessional statement on Monday.

In the statement, they said that Sakib Hossain was involved in the robbery. Later, police arrested him from Old Dhaka on Monday based on their statements.

When contacted, the DNC did not give any comments to Prothom Alo.

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