Friday 15 November 2019 ,
Latest News
PM vows to build poverty-free Bangladesh | ‘BUET negligence’ led to Abrar death | Abrar murder: Charge sheet submitted against 25 | Govt to ensure 100pc electricity coverage within ‘Mujib Year’: PM | Onion record pricey | Sundarbans, the physical buffer that needs care | Regional leaders should act to resolve Rohingya crisis | ACC starts probing ex-VC for ‘graft’ |
12 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM

Print

Beanibazar thrives on illegal Indian bikes

UNB, Beanibazar
Beanibazar thrives on illegal Indian bikes

Beanibazar, a frontier upazila, is a thriving market for stolen and illegally imported Indian motorcycles.

The vehicles, costing between Tk 50,000 and Tk 90,000, are on high demand among the youth who roam the streets flaunting the latest models. These bikes are being used in criminal activities, illegal street racings and in political programmes, locals alleged.

But the situation is improving as police are conducting drives across the upazila to seize illegal motorcycles.

So far, 11 people have been arrested, sources said.

According to them, smugglers use several routes to bring in motorcycles from India.

In many cases, they said, parts of motorcycles are first smuggled into Beanibazar then assembled locally. These bikes of various models are sold for Tk 60,000 to Tk 1 lakh.

Locals say the number of illegal motorcycles in Beanibazar is so high that it is often very difficult to identify the stolen or illegal ones.

Several syndicates, involved in smuggling bikes, use Beanibazar as a safe market for buying and selling the illegal vehicles, locals allege.

They said illegal motorcycles of various Indian brands can be bought for half their market prices. Motorcycles in the 100 to 150/175cc segment usually cost between Tk 1 lakh to Tk 2.5 lakh without BRTA registration.

However, illegal motorcycles in this segment cost between Tk 50,000 and Tk 90,000 in Beanibazar.

Some of the buyers pay unscrupulous businessmen to collect buying and selling receipts.

The existing digital system prevents illegal motorcycles from being registered with the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).

Brokers or middlemen, active at the BRTA office, however, claimed that the illegal bikes can be registered through them. “It costs money,” one of them said.

BTRA officials declined to comment for this article.

Sub-Inspector Mohsin Kabir of Beanibazar Police Station said 11 men, aged between 20 and 28 years, were arrested recently with illegal bikes. They have divulged the names of motorcycle thieves, and people involved in buying and selling of illegal two-wheelers.

Oboni Shankar Kar, officer-in-charge of Beanibazar Police Station, said their drives against illegal motorcycles will continue. “No-one will be spared,” he warned.

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 47.3%
No 48.7%
No Comment 4.1%
Most Viewed
E-Paper
More Nationwide stories
Youth organisation builds bamboo bridge to ease villagers’ trouble Friends social works (FSW), a social youth organisation at Moddho Goddimari village of Goddimari union of Hatibandha upazila, built a bamboo bridge over the Soti river to ease the suffering of villagers. …

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting