10 arrested for extortion in city

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a total of ten people over extortion from vehicles from different areas in the capital.Senior assistant director (media) of RAB Aminul Islam said a team of RAB-10 conducted separate drives in city`s Gandaria and Wari area and arrested them last night (Tuesday).The arrestees were identified as – Ramjan, 36, Md Safayat Hossain, 23, Md Jibon Hossain, 23, Md Sumon,42, Md Faruque Hossain,41, Habibur Rahman, 35, Md Tamjid Hossain Rabin,30, Md Fazlur Rahman Rana,33, Md Mostafa Kamal Hasan,35 and Md Shofik,36.RAB also recovered extortion money worth Taka 11, 800 and nine mobile sets from their possession.During the interrogation, the extortionists admitted that they have been allegedly taking money from the drivers of inter-district truck, covered van and lorry plying in Gandaria and Wari area.Necessary legal action has been taken against them and they have been handed over to respective police station.

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