Robber from Burma arrested in south Bangladesh

( Cox’sbazar, 21 June 2013) : A notorious Burmese robber was arrested in a gunfight between a gang of robbers from Burma and the Bangladesh police in Cox’sbazar areas.

bangladesh-policeThe arrested robber leader is identified as MdTarek, 30, who led the gang on the early morning of last Wednesday before surrendering to Bangla police, reported The Independent, a prominent English daily newspaper published from Dhaka.

The incident took place in a small village named Dolah Fakir Majar in Cox’sbazar district of south Bangladesh, which left four Bangla police constables injured in the gunfight, the report added.

The injuredpolice personnel namely sub-Inspector Manjur Kader, SI Nasir, constables Mamum and Mahboob were hospitalized in Cox’sbazar hospital.

According to police sources, the gang was waiting for an opportune moment in the Dolah Fakir Majar locality, which was intercepted by the mobile team of Eidgaon police. Soon the police team, led by SI Manjur Kader, arrived in  the location and charged the gang. The robbers’ team first open fired on the police team, which was retaliated by them.

The arrested robber leader Md Tarek, son of Abul Hossen, hails from Lapiya village in Maungdaw township of Arakan State. He lives in Bangladesh as an illegal refugee at Jouarianla hills area of Ramu township in Cox’sbazar district.

The police team has reportedly seized a country made LG, nine cartridges and other robbery instruments from the gang.