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Govt. possesses a list of smuggling godfathers: Sahara
October 3rd, 201010,361 views

Home Minister Sahara Khatun said the government is searching for the godfathers in the local smuggling scene from a list to root out the crime, reports UNB.

"We have got a list of godfathers of smuggling gangs and we are trying to arrest the criminals as per the list," the home minister told reporters after a meeting of the Smuggling Prevention Committee at her ministry.

She also said detective agencies have been directed to make a list of smugglers, which would be sent to the law-enforcing forces to nab them.

Sahara said the government has not been able to arrest any of the godfathers though a few carriers of the contraband items have been caught.

"We will not only arrest the carriers of smuggling but also arrest godfathers behind the smuggling to get rid of it like militancy and terrorism," Sahara added.

State Minister for Home Shamsul Haq Tuku, was present at the briefing.

About the statistics of arrests, Sahara said the arrest of criminals has been reduced compared to the past four months while the seized contrabands increased 41 per cent.

"The smugglers holed up in and outside the country after the reinvestigation of many cases like the Chittagong arms haul, August 21 grenade attack and SAMS Kibria murder cases," she told journalists.

Asked whether any steps have been taken for arrest of the terrorists hiding in India, the home minister said the government would take all steps to rein them in.

"We can take assistance of Interpol to arrest the terrorists, if necessary," she added.