Police yesterday arrested six people in Gazipur in connection with a robbery in a bus on Dhaka-Tangail highway on Monday night.
Motaleb, 20, Mithu, 23, Uzzal Hossen, 22, Pappu, 20, Babu Sarkar, 19, and Jahangir Alom, 19, were held in Kaliakoir area, said police.
The arrest was made on information gleaned from one Hasan, who was arrested earlier over the robbery, said Javed Masud, inspector (investigation) of Ashulia Police Station.
On Monday night, a gang of 10 to 12 robbers posing as passengers boarded a bus of Musfi Paribahan near Sreepur, Gazipur.
The Kurigram-bound bus from Dhaka was carrying 20 to 25 passengers. Brandishing weapons, the robbers drove the vehicle back to Dhaka.
At that time, they snatched five to six mobile phone sets, around Tk 50,000 in cash and other valuables from passengers.
They got off the bus in different areas intermittently. The arrestee, Hasan, was the last one to get off the bus in Palli Bidyut area of Ashulia. The passengers then beat him and handed him over to police.
One of the passengers filed a case with Ashulia Police Station.
Yesterday, a Dhaka court placed four of the seven arrestees on a three-day remand each when they were produced before it with a four-day remand prayer, said Sub-Inspector Belayet Hossain.
The rest three were sent to jail after they gave confessional statements, said the SI.