5 extortionists caught red-handed
Locals caught five extortionists red-handed and gave a good thrashing that left them injured in the city's Pallabi yesterday.
They extortionists were identified as Yousuf, Arif, Taleb, Bappi and Shidhu.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Police Anwar Hossain of Mirpur zone said when the criminals went to trader Bashir at around 6:00pm at Balu Ghat in Pallabi area to realise extortion money, locals caught them and handed them over to the police after beating them up.
The extortionists were demanding extortion money from the trader for the last few days over a cellphone, he added.
Meanwhile, DB Police recovered two revolvers and 21 bullets and arrested an extortionist from the city's Tantibazar area in this connection.
The arrestee was identified as Pandab Chandra Barai, 30, son of Mohadev Chandra Barai, of Tantibazar area.
Police said Pandab and his gang shot at Sub-Inspector (SI) Harun, leaving him injured when a police team led by the SI challenged Pandab and his gang who were escaping from Uttar Ashkuna where they committed a snatch on January 22.
On the other hand, a team of Rab-4 arrested Mohammad Milon and seized a pistol and a round of bullet yesterday from the city's Kafrul area.
According to the detainee's information, Rab recovered the pistol and the bullet from a dustbin at Sagarika slum in the area.
Meanwhile, DMP police arrested 41 criminals, including snatchers, robbers, drug peddlers and killers, from different parts of the city during the last 24 hours starting last midnight.
They also seized 1.5 kilogram of cannabis, 16 bottles of Phensidyl, seven litres of liquor, two taxicabs and one motorbike.