ATM Scam: German national, 5 others remanded

The photo shows the arrested culprits of the recent ATM scam - three Bangladeshis, said to be officials of City Bank in Dhaka, and a foreign national (third from right) - at the DMP media centre on February 22, 2016. Star file photo

A Dhaka court today placed six people including a German national on remand in a case filed over swindling out Tk 20 lakh from ATM booths in Dhaka.

German national Piotr Szczepan Mazurek, City Bank officials Morshed Alam Maksud, Rezaul Karim, and Reaz Ahmed were placed on four-day remand each, reports Prothom Alo.

A private money exchange company official Saifuzzaman, and a private IT firm official Humayun Kabir were placed on five-day remand each.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after the accused were produced before the court.

The fraudsters swindled out some Tk 20 lakh by skimming off ATM cards of the clients and withdrew the money from various booths of three banks.

On February 22, detectives arrested the German national and three City Bank officials after several clients of Eastern Bank Ltd complained of losing their money.

On February 23, the arrestees were placed on six-day remand each and then on March 1 they were again placed on five-day remand. Meanwhile Saifuzzaman and Humayun Kabir were arrested recently in connection to the ATM scam.