Dhaka: Suddenly, Shakil Ahmed Rubel used to stop the speed on his motorcycle in the presence of the police. After that, Nijan would take everything away from a secluded place and rape the female victims.
Victims also fell into his trap because of the police sticker on the front of his motorcycle, walkie-talkie in his hand, pistol on his waist and his behavior as a policeman. Before identifying him, he robbed at least 1500 women and molested 50 women in a novel way.
The Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) said these things after arresting four people including the main accused in the case of kidnapping a student of Dhaka University from Kalyanpur in the capital and robbing in Diabari of the capital.
The arrested are – Md. Shakil Ahmed Rubel (28), Md. Akash Sheikh (22), Delwar Hossain (55) and Md. Habibur Rahman.
On Saturday (September 3), they were arrested by the DB Uttara Division after conducting raids in different areas of Dhaka.
A foreign pistol, two rounds of bullets, a magazine, a wireless set, a motorcycle with a police sticker and six mobile phones were seized from them.
According to DB, before the arrest, the main target of the 1500 stolen ruble was the female students of the university and college.
DB Additional Commissioner Mohammad Haroon Or Rashid gave this information in a press conference organized at DMP Media Center on Sunday (September 4) afternoon.
He said, before picking up the DU student and robbing him, he robbed a motorcycle from Uttara Sector 12 on August 12. They put a police sticker on that motorcycle and kidnapped that student of DU and took it to Diabari and robbed it.
Based on the questioning of Rubal, the DB chief said, we initially found out that Rubal’s home is Gazipur, but two more addresses have been found. We are verifying them. Rubel did not rent any house in Dhaka. He used to rent rooms in different hotels of the capital. Then they used to steal or hire motorcycles and target university students or college students.
He said that during the interrogation of Rubal, he has so far committed more than 1500 robberies in the whole country including Dhaka. Among them, he behaved indecently with 50 girls after the robbery. After the robbery, the girls were treated indecently so that they would not speak or complain for fear of public shame.
Mohammad Haroon Or Rashid said that Rubel used to choose secluded places for the robbery and took the girls to 300 feet, Diabari and Purbachal areas of the capital. He has six extortion cases to his name. He has been to jail several times. We will remand him and his accomplices and interrogate him in detail.
The DB chief also said, we will request that if someone gives police identification, no one should get off his motorcycle. Challenge him and try to find out his identity. No policeman ever takes the accused on a motorcycle. Then people like Rubel can be stopped.
When asked how a DU student fell into Rubel’s clutches so easily, DB Pradhan said that the student may have mistaken him for the police after seeing the walkie-talkie, pistol and police sticker on his car. But if he had called the people around him and challenged him then maybe this incident would not have happened.
When asked what the work of his four associates was, the DB chief said, they used to help Rubel in various ways. Some used to rent motorcycles and others helped in other ways.
When asked why fake police cases are increasing day by day, he said that many people do not go to the police station to file a case in these cases. If a case is filed, strict action is taken in these matters. If there is no case, we cannot know these things. I will remand him and interrogate him further. Who else is involved with him?
Bangladesh Time: 1441 hours, September 04, 2022