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Robbers with rocket launchers arrested in Chittagong

  • Published at 10:13 pm March 7th, 2019
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Sitakunda police arrested four heavily armed robbers from Fakirhait Kazipara in Sitakunda on Thursday, March 7, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

A police team was dispatched around 1am Thursday from Sitakunda police station

Police arrested four heavily armed robbers from Fakirhait Kazipara in Sitakunda in the early hours of Thursday.

According to Sitakunda police, they were tipped off about a group of robbers attempting to commit a crime soon.

A police team was dispatched around 1am Thursday from Sitakunda police station.

A fierce fight followed, culminating with the arrest of four robbers identified as - Md Sohag, 34, Salauddin, 31, Kamrul Hasan, 26, and Robiul Hasan Jewel, 22.

Two of them are from Sitakunda, one from the Sandwip upazila and the other from Comilla.  

The police recovered a foreign-made rocket launcher and eight rocket launcher shells from their possession.

Five policemen including two inspectors and a sub-inspector suffered injuries during the 90-minute-long combat.

Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, Delwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda police station said that they also recovered one locally-manufactured LG, a foreign-made one-barrel gun, one foreign-made 22-bore rifle and 14 cartridges from the robbers' possession.

He said: "We are interrogating the robbers about the rocket launcher and rocket shells. Three cases - Arms Act, preparation to commit robbery and police assault - were filed against the four robbers with the Sitakunda police station. The arrested robbers will be produced before the court on Friday."