Two Bangladeshis arrested for Dharwad dacoity case

Two Bangladeshis arrested for Dharwad dacoity case

The two Bangladeshi dacoits with the police in Dharwad on Tuesday. DH Photo

The Vidyagiri police here have arrested two Bangladeshi infiltrators in connection with the dacoity at Kalyan Nagar in the city in October last and recovered 36.5 gm of gold from them.

Police Commissioner M N Nagaraj said the involvement of the gang from Bangladesh came to light when two youths were arrested from a hut near Kodati Gate on Sarjapura Main Road by the Bengaluru police in December last, in connection with two cases of housebreaking at KR Puram in 2017.

During interrogation, the duo had admitted to committing the crime in Dharwad. The  Dharwad police brought them here for questioning, the Commissioner said.

The arrested are Munir Qadir (38) of Moralganj district of Bangladesh and Milan Haleem (27) of Chotapur village in Bangladesh.

The police have recovered gold worth Rs 97,800 from them. The duo, along with five others, broke the grills of the window of Shivanand Hombal’s house in Kalyan Nagar in the wee hours of October 4, 2018. 

They beat up the inmates and fled with valuables worth Rs 7.7 lakh. Nagaraj said the gang of Bangladeshi infiltrators seems to have made Bengaluru its base and moves out in groups to different towns and cities to commit crimes. After going a recce of the target house, they strike at an appropriate time, he said.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the other five persons, the commissioner said.

He said the police have got definite clues in connection with the dacoity that took place at Rajnagar in Hubballi recently and soon that case will also be cracked. The dacoits had murdered the owner (pharmacist) of the house, before decamping with the booty.

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