PV Desk

Police in Chattogram have seized five cars that illegally raced in the Bangabandhu tunnel following its opening to traffic on October 29.

Police conducted raids in different areas of the port city and seized the cars on Thursday, said Zahir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Karnaphuli police station.

The seized vehicles are — Chatta Metro-GA-12-9043, Dhaka Metro-KA-11-8935, Dhaka Metro-KA-12-1814, Chatta Metro-GA-13-3573 and Chatta Metro-GA-14-2254.

Police also arrested two people  in a case filed in connection with the incident, he added.

The arrestees are Ashraful Haque, 35, son of Ansarul Haque of Alkaran Haque Mansion, Kotwali Police Station, Chattogram Metropolis, and Emran Uddin, 24, son of Solaiman Saudagar of Bakalia.

A case was filed following a complaint on charges of violating rules of using the under-water tunnel in the Karnaphuli River.

The OC said that five accused in the case have secured anticipatory bail from court.