Motorcycles stolen from various places including Uttara, Badda in the capital are going to Noakhali and its surrounding districts. Later these stolen motorcycles are being used by different hands.
The Organized Crime and Car Theft Prevention Team of the Detective (North) Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested 5 members of the thief gang along with 15 stolen motorcycles.
They were arrested from Chatkhil police station area of Capital and Noakhali district on Wednesday, DMP Additional Commissioner of Police Detective Chief Mohammad Haroon Or Rashid said in a press conference on Thursday afternoon. The press conference was organized at DMP Media Center on Minto Road in the capital.
The arrested are – Mohammad Ali, Anwar Hossain Rubel, Md Samchul Huda, Kamal Hossain Akash and Mizan. At that time, 15 stolen motorcycles were recovered from them.
DB Pradhan said that a victim filed a motorcycle theft case at Uttara Dakshinkhan police station on February 20. Later, while investigating the case, the Detective Uttara Division identified this gang of thieves.
Harun Or Rashid said, during preliminary interrogation, arrested Mohammad Ali said that he and his accomplices used to steal motorcycles from different areas including Uttara in Dhaka and sell them in Chatkhil and Sonaimuri police stations of Noakhali district.
He said that there is a stolen motorcycle in Anwar Hossain’s garage adjacent to East Bazar under Chatkhil police station of Noakhali district. On the basis of the information of the arrested Muhammad Ali, the master of the thief gang Anwar Hossain Rubel and other accused were arrested. A case has been registered against the arrested accused at Dakshinkhan police station.
DB Joint Commissioner Khandaker Nurunnabi, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Detective (North) Division DC Akramul Hossain, DC Media Farooq Hossain, Additional Police Commissioner Achma Ara Jahan, Assistant Police Commissioner Habibur Rahman were present in the press conference.