The Detective Branch (DB) of Police have detained five members of a robber gang in Narayanganj's Sonargaon area.
"On a tip-off, the police, carried out a drive in the Asadhiarchar area of the upazila from Friday night to Saturday morning and detained two members of the robber gang," Additional Superintendent (AS) of Police Jahed Parvez Chowdhury told a press briefing at the office of the district superintendent of police this afternoon.
"Later, separate raids were carried out in the same area based on information given by the detained members, and three more members of the gang, including a woman, were detained," he added.
Police also seized seven fresh hand grenades, a large number of weapons and bomb-making material from them during the drives.
The detainees are Momen, Shukkur Ali, Nazim Uddin, Babul Hossain and Mumtaz.
Meanwhile, police also seized a large number of explosives from the house of the female member.
"There are multiple robbery cases against each of them, and two arrest warrants against one of them," said sources at the DB police.
They will be produced at court for questioning after applying for remand, the AS said.