2 Bangladeshi robbery gang members caught in Whitefield

2 Bangladeshi robbery gang members caught in Whitefield


The Bengaluru police have arrested two alleged members of a Bangladeshi gang that had sneaked into India through the porous border and committed robberies in different parts of the country.

A police team faced off with the alleged robbers on Immadihalli Main Road in eastern Bengaluru’s Whitefield in the early hours of Wednesday. The suspects — Muneer, 30, and Milan, 27, — attacked KR Puram police constables Manjunath and Chandrappa with daggers in a bid to escape. In retaliation, KR Puram police Jayaraj H shot Muneer in the left leg while sub-inspector Srinivas Dodmani fired upon Milan in the right leg. 

Both the suspects are being treated at a hospital. The injured constables sustained gashes but were discharged after being given first aid. 

According to a senior police officer, the duo is part of a 25-member gang reportedly sneaked into India through the porous Bangladesh border and dispersed across the country by train to commit robberies. The gang would later return to Bangladesh with the booty and return a few days later to strike again. The gang is involved in robberies in Delhi, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the officer added. 

Members of the gang arrived in Bengaluru last April and struck at the house of a doctor in Sampigehalli, taking away Rs 25 lakh worth of valuables. They also made off with Rs 45 lakh from the house of a bank manager in KR Puram.

One arrested in Delhi

The city police had no clue about the gang until the Delhi police arrested one of its members in November. The arrested suspect then spilt the beans on his associates operating in Bengaluru.

The Delhi police alerted the city police who then formed a special team to track down the gang. 

Milan was arrested in Noida over a dacoity and jailed for seven years. But he got bail and shifted base to Goa where he committed robberies in Madgoan and Ponda. Police are now trying to bust the entire gang.