Agartala, Sept. 26: Dharmangar police, led by SP (north) Bijay Nag, today caught three Bangladeshi robbers belonging to a seven-member gang that had looted cash and gold worth several lakhs of rupees from the residence of a local CPM leader in the Krishna Nagar area.
“The three robbers have been identified as Abdul Qaes, 42, Saab Uddin, 24, and Salimuddin Ahmed, 35. We produced them today in court which remanded them in five days’ police custody; all of them have given their addresses in Bangladesh but we will extract more information through interrogation,” said Nag. He added that a special drive would soon be launched in association with the BSF to prevent robberies along the bordering areas.
DIG (operations) Nepal Chandra Das said around 2.30am, a gang of seven Bangladeshi robbers, armed with countrymade guns, knives and iron rods, stormed the residence of Anjali Nath, 50, secretary of the CPM’s Kirshna Nagar local committee.
The robbers beat up three male members of the family and trussed them up from behind and forced Anjali to hand over Rs 25,000 in cash, gold ornaments worth Rs 2 lakh, five mobile handsets and other valuables.
In order to reach the border quickly, the robbers forced into the nearby house of Shibendra Nath and hijacked his autorickshaw.
Shortly after the robbers had left Anjali’s house, all the members of her family and neighbours started shouting for help, besides informing police.
A large combined forced of the police and TSR jawans reached the spot in time and gave the dacoits a hot chase. In the meantime, local people also chased the autorickshaw-borne robbers and caught up with them.
Facing the danger of death by lynching, four of the gang managed to escape but the rest were caught and given a thrashing.
The police force led by Nag, however, saved the trio from being lynched and took them into custody.