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Police recover Planning Minister Mannan’s stolen mobile phone

  • Senior Correspondent,
    Published: 2021-07-19 13:44:09 BdST

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Police have recovered the mobile phone snatched from Planning Minister MA Mannan one and a half months ago.

"We recovered the phone on Sunday night. Five people were arrested in connection with the incident,” Sazzadur Rahman, a deputy commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told

More details will be disclosed at a news conference later in the day.

On the evening of May 30, a man who was later identified as a “drug addict” snatched the phone from Mannan when he was browsing the internet on his handset in his car with a window rolled down at Dhaka’s Bijoy Sharani.

One of the policemen escorting the minister pursued the thief but could not catch him.

On Jun 1, a case was filed with Kafrul Police Station over the incident. ASM Mahtab Uddin, a DMP deputy commissioner, later said a “drug addict” was identified as the culprit.