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10 held over Gazipur ATM booth looting
Published :Thursday, 21 April, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 18

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 10 suspected robbers, including prime accused Habib alias Rubel, in connection with the snatching of Tk 1.84 crore from an ATM booth of Dutch-Bangla Bank in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur district on March 3, from different places in Gazipur and Dhaka on Tuesday night.
Besides, the elite force recovered Tk 9.4 lakh, two pistols and some ammunition from their possessions.
Others arrestees are: Shahadat, 24, Ismail, 28, Md Shahidul Islam alias Shahid, 36, Md Farid, 33, Delwar alias Delu, 28, Ibrahim, 23, Nazrul Islam alias Sabuz, 23, Alamgir Hossain alias Oanjo Molla, 49, and Hasan Mir, 34.
Briefing reporters at the Rab headquarters, its director (Legal and Media Wing) Mufti Mahmood Khan said the robber gang looted the money from the ATM booth in a planned way.
The gangster took 3-4 minutes to complete the looting when 7-8 employees of the security agency "MoneyPlant Link Private Ltd" were about to refill money on the ATM booth, the robbers attacked them and looted the money kept inside two tanks, said the RAB director.
He said prime suspect Rulel was going to Joydebpur to give Tk 9 lakh to Shahid as a share of the booty on Tuesday night.
When he reached near Jamiruddin market at around 11pm, members of a RAB checkpost challenged him and arrested him, said Mufti Mahmood. Later, the elite force arrested nine other accomplices, who were involved in the ATM booth money looting, he added.     ?UNB

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