Among others, joint commissioner of the DB Md Harun-or-Rashid, deputy commissioner (DC) of the DB Tejgaon Zone Md Wahid-ul-Islam and DC Media Md Faruk Hossain were present at the media briefing.
The arrested dacoits were identified as Md Mozammal Hossain alias Apel, Md Jahangir Alam, Md Zamir Khan, Md Mojibar Rahman Mojid, Md Masum Gazi, Shafiqul Kharadi, Md Kuddus Ali and Md Kauser Mia.
The DB teams recovered a Microbus, one short gun, a wireless set, and a handcuff, two jackets of DB, two Chapaties and two sharp knives from their possession.
Police said the arrested dacoits are the active members of an organized gang who were active in Tangail, Gazipur, Manikganj, Hobiganj, Brahmanbaria and Dhaka City and its surrounding areas.
Two cases were lodged with Mohammadpur police station in this connection.