BCBL official in Ctg admits swindling Tk 2.5 crore
A Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited official admitted to swindling Tk 2.5 crore from the bank's Khatunganj branch in Chittagong city with the help of a cashier, said police yesterday.
Mayeen Uddin Ahmed, second officer at the bank's Khatunganj branch, confessed his crime during primary interrogation at Kotwali Police Station, claimed Jasim Uddin, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Police also arrested the cashier, Monirul Islam, following Mayeen's confession.
However, no amount of money has yet been recovered, added Jasim.
Police said Mayeen went missing on Sunday evening. He left his office in the evening without informing anyone and did not show up for work on Monday.
Meanwhile, around eight clients of the bank called the branch on Monday notifying the authorities that funds from their accounts are missing, said Kazi Abul Kashem, manager of the branch.
Mayeen surrendered at the police station on Monday night.
Kashem filed a case against the two yesterday.
However, the bank has not yet determined the exact amount swindled.
An audit team from the bank's head office in Dhaka visited the branch yesterday to look into the matter.
A team from Bangladesh Bank also visited the branch. It assured the clients that they would recover their money.