According to sources, the robbers will deposit some 150 firearms, 2,000 bombs and sharp weapons to the administration during their surrender
As many as 120 robbers are set to surrender and lay down their arms at Kalarmarchara Government Primary School in Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Saturday.
Cox’s Bazar Additional Superintendent of Police Iqbal Hossain said the robbers, including notorious arms manufacturer Zafar Alam, will surrender to Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan Kamal along with their weapons.
Inspector General of Police Javed Patwary will also be present at the event.
According to sources, the robbers will deposit some 150 firearms, 2,000 bombs and sharp weapons to the administration during their surrender.
Already some 78 robbers took shelter on Friday at a safe house of police and the number is likely to climb to 100 by Saturday, he added.
Quoting a robber, who is now staying at the safe house, the Add SP Iqbal said the arms made in ‘Zafar Arms Factory’ were supplied across the country.
ABM Masud Hossain, superintendent of Cox’s Bazar police, said Kalamarchhara union under the upazila is an area prone to crime, where all types of criminal activities, including murder, abduction and extortion, take place regularly.
A number of robber gangs, including ‘Khausarbar Group’, ‘Kalabor Group’, and ‘Ayub Bahini’ with its leaders and arms makers, are scheduled to surrender on Saturday, he added.
Sharif Badsha, chairman of Maheshkhali Upazila Parishad, said local people will heave a sigh of relief once the robbers surrender.