6 fraudsters held with 200 years old telescope

Published : 01 Apr 2023 09:06 PM | Updated : 01 Apr 2023 09:06 PM

The Detective Branch (DB) of Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) arrested six members of an organised gang of inter-divisional fraudsters and seized a 200 hundred years old telescope (showpiece) from a local hotel in Rangpur on Friday night.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective Brach) of RpMP Kazi Muttaki Ibnu Minan confirmed the matter and said, “a DB Police team conducted a raid at Hotel Golden Tower in Jahaz Company area and arrested the cheats with the telescope device."

The telescope seems manufactured during the British rule as East India Company name and 1818 year mentioned in the aged telescope.

The detainees were identified as Md. Shaha Alam Akand, 47, of village Chatra Shikarpur and Md. Zahidul Islam, 48, of village Shingpara in Sadar upazila of Panchagarh and Md. Abdul Razzaq, 56 and Shamsul Alam of village Gopalpur in Santhia upazila of Pabna. Dewan Rabius Salam, 49, and Mizanur Rahman, 48, of Kafrul area in the capital.