Police arrested an alleged member of an organised gang of thieves in possession of three power transformers while fleeing after stealing those in Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj district on Tuesday night.
The arrestee was identified as Sultan Miah, 32, son of Sabdul Miah of Birkarkhar village in Dhanbari upazila of Tangail district. Sub-inspector Arab Ali of Sirajdikhan Police Station said on information that three electric transformers got stolen at Tajpur village around midnight, a team of police put up barricade on Dhaka-Mawa Highway in Neemtala. Sensing police barricade, a gang of thieves, numbering 7-8, tried to escape leaving behind the truck carrying the three transformers.
After a hot chase police caught gangster Sultan and seized the truck along with the transformers.