These gang members reportedly harassed a man on the Mayor Hanif Flyover
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested five alleged members of an organized juvenile gang in Jatrabari, Dhaka on Monday night.
The arrestees were identified as Emon Ahmed Shuvo, 20, Md Sumon Mia, 18, Azaharul Islam Dolan, 21, Antar Hossain Mollah, 22, and Nazmul Hasan, 20.
“Based on a tip-off, a team of RAB 3 conducted simultaneous drives in Shanir Akhra and Gubindapur areas under Jatrabari police station, starting at 11pm on Monday, and arrested the five juvenile gang members,” said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bina Rani Das of RAB 3.
The RAB team also recovered 374 yaba tablets, two knives and two steel batons, among other things, the ASP added.
The arrests were made in connection with a recent incident, in which a group of gang members first stopped a private car near Joy Kali Mandir on the Mayor Hanif Flyover, and then verbally as well as physically assaulted the driver.
The family that owned the car was in it at the time, and their account of the incident went viral on social media, drawing wide condemnation.
RAB started gathering information about the attackers and, based on their information, an operational team of RAB 3 conducted the drive and arrested the five on Monday.