Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five people who operate teen gangs from Dhaka’s Mohammadpur area on Friday.
The arrestees were identified as Zulfiker Ali, 37, a ringleader of the operator of teen gang of Jamalpur, Harun-or Rashid, 38 of Mymensingh, Shamsuddin Bepari, 48 of Bhola, Krishna Chandra Das, 28 of Munshiganj and Suruj Mia, 30 of Mymensingh districts.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-3 conducted a drive in Mohammadia Housing Society and arrested the five people including ringleader Zulfiker who operate two teen gangs ‘Diamond’ and ‘De Dhakka’, on Fri-day night, said Azhar Hossain, assistant superintendent of police.
The elite force also seized one foreign made pistol, one magazine, two sharp weapons and seven knives from the possession.
After primary interrogation, police came to know that they had long been involved in engaging drug addicts or teens in different criminal activities including arms and drug business, mugging, extortion, abduction, robbery and land occupation after alluring them of giving money, said Azhar.
The teen members of Zulfiker’s gangs were involved in mugging.