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12:00 AM, November 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 20, 2019

Tk 9.6 lakh stolen from Pubali ATMs

Fraudsters have taken away Tk 9.60 lakh from three automated teller machines (ATMs) of Pubali Bank in Chattogram and Cumilla.

The Daily Star has obtained two video clips of two fraudsters taking away the money from the booths -- two in Chattogram and one in Cumilla -- of the bank.

Some Tk 9.60 lakh was looted from the ATM booths on November 17 and 18, Shahidur Rahman, additional deputy commissioner (east) of Detective Branch of police, told The Daily Star yesterday. 

Police are trying to arrest the criminals, Rahman added.

Abdul Halim Chowdhury, managing director of Pubali Bank, told The Daily Star that the fraudsters looted Tk 2-3 lakh from each ATM booth in Cumilla and Chattogram.

The bank has already filed a case in this connection and sent the video footages of the incidents to police, he said, adding that the police are now investigating the matter.

Chowdhury, however, said it was not an incident of hacking by breaking into a bank’s system. Somehow, fraudsters were able to open up the machine and took away the money, he said.

People from the ATM service provider may be involved in the incident, he added.

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