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17 teen gang members jailed for one year

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Staff Reporter :
A mobile court on Sunday sentenced 17 members of a teenage gang to one-year imprisonment for addiction to drugs, mugging and clash.
Among them, 16 were sent to Juvenile Correction Centre for being between 14 and 17 years old while a 25-year-old person was sent to jail.  
The court led by Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam arrested them during a 24-hour drive in Dhaka's Rayerbazar area starting from 11:30am on Saturday.
They are members of the teen group locally known as Star Bond Group, Sarwar Alam said adding that all of them were drug addict and are involved in mugging and snatching.
There has a long-standing conflict between Star Bond and another local gang Molla Rabbi Group, the Executive Magistrate said.
Last year, Molla Rabbi group members killed a member of the Star Bond Group and Friday was his death anniversary.
Star Bond Group arranged a doa Mahfil and uploaded a photo of the programme on Facebook, but the Molla Rabbi
    
Group people gave smile emoji under the photo, which agitated their rivals. The Star Bond gang decided to beat up the members of Molla Rabbi Group. But on way they attacked Rapid Action Battalion personnel when they waylaid the gang members and interrogated. They have been sent to Juvenile Correction Centre in Tongi, said Mizanur Rahman, Assistant Director of RAB Headquarters.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-2, led by its executive magistrate Sarwar Alam, raided city's Rayer Bazar area on Saturday night and  arrested 17 members of 'Star Bond' teen gang. The gang members confessed to their involvement in drug selling and mugging, Mizanur said.

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