In Shariatpur, five persons were caught by the locals while searching for magnet pillars late at night and handed over to the police. The incident took place at the house of Shahjahan Molla of Purvasonamukhi village of Rudrakar Union of Sadar Upazila late on Sunday.
The arrested persons have been kept in the custody of Palang Model Police Station in Shariatpur Sadar. The police said that a case against them is under process.
The arrested are – Shariatpur Sadar Upazila Darihaola area dead A. Russell Fakir (32) son of Razzak Fakir, Shahjahan Molla (64) son of Amir Uddin Molla of Purvasonamukhi area, Mithu (36) son of Abdul Aziz of Harjali Chanpur area of Narayanganj district, Abdul Manab Fakir (55) son of deceased Kanchan Fakir of Chhotabighai area of Patuakhali district and Rajshahi. Abdur Rahman (36), son of deceased Altaf Hossain of Godagari area of the district.
According to the police, five persons including the owner of the house were digging the ground and looking for the magnet pillar at the house of Shahjahan Molla, a resident of Purvasonamukhi village of Rudrakar union of Sadar upazila. Then the people of the neighborhood came and caught them on hearing the digging of the ground and the conversation of the people. After receiving a call on National Helpline 333, the police of Palang Model Police Station arrested them from the spot at night.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Palong Model Police Station Mejbah Uddin Ahmed said, ‘We received a news through National Helpline 333 that the residents of Purvasonamukhi area have held five people. There they were digging holes for magnet pillars. The mobile party got the news and arrested them and brought them to the police station.
OC Mezbah Uddin Ahmed also said that necessary legal action will be taken against them after investigating the matter.