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27 ‘oggyan party’ men, snatchers arrested in Dhaka

Weapons, mobile phones seized during separate drives

Update : 28 Oct 2022, 04:52 PM

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in separate drives arrested 27 people for allegedly being the members of the notorious “oggyan party” and snatcher gangs in the capital.

The arrestees are snatcher gang leader Md Rubel, 19, Md Arman, 21, Md Tuhin Mollah, 35, Md Shamim Sheikh, 23, Md Shanto, 19, Md Babu Miah, 32, Md Sohag, 28, Md Arshed, 25, Md Milon, 25, Md Sakib, 20, Md Sagor, 22, Babu Hossain Gazi, 26, Md Akash, 22, Md Imran, 22, Sagor, 28, Md Shanto, 22, Md Rifat Uddin 23, Md Sujon 22, Sujon 23, Wasim Akram, 22, Md Ibrahim, 22, Md Arif Hossain, 27, Md Sumon, 22, Md Kobir Hossain, 35, Md Kamrul Hasan 38, Roki Bepari, 32, and Md Sohagh, 32.

RAB recovered one retractable knife, 10 locally made sharp weapons, three NT cutters, three boxes of poisonous ointment, two toxic-spray cans and seven mobile phones, among others things, from their possessions.

Separate teams of RAB-3 conducted simultaneous raids in the capital's Shahjahanpur, Motijheel, Paltan, Shabagh and Kamalapur areas on Thursday night and managed to arrest them, RAB-3 chief Lt Col Arif Mohiuddin Ahmed told BSS.

According to the elite force, the arrestees used to roam around different bus stands and railway stations in the capital and target innocent passengers. They used to drug the passengers and rob them. After evenings, they would mug people threatening them with sharp weapons.

RAB filed five separate cases at five different police stations and turned the arrestees over to the police.

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