According to Ramna police, the iPhone of Planning Minister MA Mannan was recovered on Monday morning, 49 days after the snatching. A law enforcement agency has arrested five people in this connection. The arrested accused are Md. Sagir, Md. Sumon Mia, Md. Zakir, Md. Hamid Ahmed Sohag Arif and Md. Jiban.
Dhanmondi police station of DMP’s Ramna division arrested them along with the mobile phone of the minister; Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ramna) Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman told a press conference on Monday afternoon.
He said a motorcycle, 10 phones of different models, a laptop and broken parts of a mobile phone were recovered from the detainees during a series of raids in different parts of the capital last night.
According to the police, the victim of a case of Dhanmondi police station was riding a rickshaw on the afternoon of June 12 when two unidentified persons snatched his vanity bag on a motorcycle.
By collecting CCTV footage, Sagir and Sumon Mia were arrested. The other accused were arrested on the basis of their information. The snatched iPhone of the planning minister along with the mobile phone of the person was recovered from them.
On June 1, the planning minister’s mobile phone was snatched from Bijoy Sarani in the capital. The next day, the planning minister said, ‘My phone was stolen while sitting in the car and talking, the hijacker took the phone. The gunman tried but could not catch.