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Joypurhat

‘Mastermind’ among 7 held in Brac Bank heist

Rapid Action Battalion claimed to have detained the mastermind and six others behind last month's heist at a Joypurhat branch of Brac Bank Limited. The elite force members recovered Tk 56 lakh cash from their possession, Captain Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab's Legal and Media Wing, told The Daily Star. He said Rab detained them in separate raids throughout the capital city of Dhaka and its outskirts yesterday and today. The detainees include Manjurul Hassan Shamim, the alleged mastermind, and Raza...

2 held over Joypurhat Brac Bank heist

2 held over Joypurhat Brac Bank heist

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained two persons in Narayanganj Sadar upazila early today suspecting their involvement with the burglary of around Tk 2 crore from the branch of Brac bank in Joypurhat. The detainees are: Babul Das and Uttam Mallik, both hailed from Jhalakathi district, our Narayanganj correspondent reports quoting Anwar Latif Khan, commanding...

Smuggled cobra venom seized, five arrested

Smuggled cobra venom seized, five arrested

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five people and seized 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat town on Friday night. Being tipped-off, a team of Rab-5 in Joypurhat raided a room of Hotel Boishakhi, a residential hotel in the town, around 8:30pm and arrested two people along with 12 pounds of snake...

Tk 2 crore heist

Tk 2 crore heist

Criminals made away with Tk 1.95 crore from a Brac Bank branch in Joypurhat town by breaking open a vault sometime on Friday night. The incident took place about seven months after criminals looted Tk 16.40 crore from a Sonali Bank branch in Kishoreganj by digging a tunnel into the vault room of the...

5 held with 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat

5 held with 12 pounds of cobra venom in Joypurhat

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five persons along with 12 pounds of cobra snake venom from different parts of Joypurhat last night. A team of Joypurhat Rab-5 raided a room of Hotel Boishakhi, a residential hotel in Joypurhat town, at about 8.30pm and arrested two people along with the venom worth Tk...

Tk 1.95cr looted from Brac Bank’s Joypurhat branch

Tk 1.95cr looted from Brac Bank’s Joypurhat branch

Burglars looted Tk 1.95 crore from Brac Bank's Joypurhat town branch by breaking open its vault sometimes last night, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. The burglars cut the wall of bank housed on the first floor of Shahjahan Plaza in the main town of the northern district, the report added. After cutting the wall, the miscreants broke the vault, Prothom Alo quoted Adbur Rashid Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Joypurhat Sadar Police Station, as saying. In primary estimation, the burglars looted around Tk 1.95 crore, he added. The sum could be confirmed once Joypurhat branch manager of the bank, who is now in Dhaka, returned to the town, he said. Top officials of the local administration including Joypurhat Additional Police Super Abdul Mannan visited the spot around 10:00am today.

War crimes convict Alim dies

War crimes convict Alim dies

War criminal Abdul Alim, who was sentenced to imprisonment till death for his 1971 offences, died of cancer at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) this afternoon. A former BNP minister, the 83-year-old breathed his last at 1:15pm at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of cardiovascular unit of the hospital in Dhaka, Brigadier General...

Abducted girl rescued in Joypurhat

Abducted girl rescued in Joypurhat

A day into her abduction, police last night rescued a schoolgirl and arrested the prime accused who also killed her brother during the kidnapping. On Friday night, abductors stabbed Md Sabuj, 28, to death when he tried to resist them from kidnapping his 16-year-old sister at her Paikartoli village in the upazila Friday night. Acting...

Girl abducted, brother stabbed dead in Joypurhat

Girl abducted, brother stabbed dead in Joypurhat

Criminals abducted a schoolgirl after killing her brother in their house in Joypurhat Sadar upazila last night. Police said the abductors stabbed Md Sabuj, 28, to death when he tried to resist them from kidnapping his sister, a Class-IX student at a local school. The family members said the police are yet to trace the...

DEPOSIT AT SWISS BANKS

Khaleda accuses AL men of siphoning off money

Khaleda accuses AL men of siphoning off money

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today accused ruling party men of siphoning off money and asked the government to ensure their trial through impartial investigations.   Awami League leaders and activists have plundered money from the capital market and Padma bridge project and then deposited those to the Swiss Bank, she blamed. The blame follows media reports...

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