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DMP detains 42 suspected muggers

  • Published at 02:58 pm February 29th, 2020
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DMP Detective Branch presents detained 42 suspected muggers in front of the media on Saturday, February 29, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Numerous locally made sharp weapons and 85 mobile phones were also recovered from them

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 42 suspected muggers from different areas of Dhaka.

They were apprehended during a special drive conducted Friday night.

DMP Detective Branch (DB) Additional Commissioner Abdul Baten confirmed the arrests at a press briefing Saturday morning at DMP Media Centre in Dhaka.

Numerous locally made sharp weapon and 85 mobile phones were also recovered from them, Baten said.

DMP Detective Branch (DB) Additional Commissioner Abdul Baten addresses a press briefing at DMP Media Centre in Dhaka on Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Dhaka TribuneHe added: "Majority of mugging incidents occur during the midnight to early morning period. Most of the lamp posts of Dhaka city don't function properly, which is why city dwellers who walk on the footpaths at night easily become victims of the muggers." 

The police official continued: "However, in addition to surveillance of  the marked areas, we are creating awareness among the bus terminal authorities.

"Earlier this (Saturday) morning, a woman died after a snatching attempt in front of a bus counter at the Mugda area of Dhaka. We will investigate the death, and interrogate the arrestee to find out about the gang."