3 police personnel arrested for robbing Tk 3 lakh from a woman at gunpoint in Cox’s Bazar

Three members of Cox’s Bazar District Police were arrested today in a case filed for robbing Tk3 lakh from a woman at gunpoint in Cox’s Bazar city yesterday.

The arrestees — SI Nur Huda Siddiqui, Constables Aminul Momin and Mamun Mollah–were sent to court after the arrest, said Rafiqul Islam, Additional Superintendent of Cox’s Bazar District Police.

All of them were stationed at Cox’s Bazar City Police outpost, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent.

The incident occurred when Rozina Khatun, wife of businessman Riaz Ahmed, a resident of Central Kutubdiapara, was mugged at gunpoint, said locals.

This correspondent was unable to contact the victim despite repeated phone calls.

“One of the policemen was caught by locals in the act. The matter was later reported to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Police Station through the National Hotline number 999. After that, a police team detained the other two last night around 11:00pm,” said Inspector (Operations) Mohammad Selim of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model Police Station.

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“The policemen allegedly committed the crime while being dressed in plain clothes. The incident will be investigated and legal action will be taken against them if found guilty,” Additional Superintendent of Police Rafiqul said.