NATORE, Jan 11: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-5 arrested five listed criminals with four foreign-made pistols, two shooter guns, nine magazines, and 16 rounds of bullet from Mallickhati Mahalla area in the town on Tuesday.
Local RAB-5 confirmed the news to journalists in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
The arrestees are: James, 29, son of Sadek Ali of Kanaikhali Mahalla, Rezaul Karim Prince, 32, son of Anwarul Islam of Mallickhati Mahalla, Shakil Hasan Sajeeb, 28, son of Bulbul Pramanik, Rabiul Islam, 32, son of late Akhter Sheikh, and Nazma Begum, 25, wife of Akhter Sheikh of Mallickhati Mahalla.
Commander of RAB-5 Natore camp Major AM Ashraful Islam said, on a tip-off, a team of RAB-5 raided Mallickhati area on Tuesday noon and first arrested James and his two partners- Prince and Sajeeb, from a tea-stall at Ghoshpara area.
Later, according to their information, the team raided the house of Rabiul Islam and arrested him and Nazma Begum with the arms.
Commander Ashraful Islam further said, the arrestees were handed over to the local police station.
There are nine criminal cases against James, four against Sajeeb and six against Prince with the local police station, the RAB official informed.