Tk 21 lakh stolen from BB employees' org office
A total of Tk 21.54 lakh was stolen from Bangladesh Bank (BB) employees' co-operative society's Chittagong branch office in Chittagong city early yesterday.
Police said the money was stolen from the number four locker out of six lockers at the office located in BB's office (old building).
Police detained a cleaner of the bank named Khokon suspecting his connection with the theft, said Swadip kumar Das, inspector (investigation) of Kotwali Police Station.
A theft case was lodged with the police station.
The thieves broke the locker and stole the bundles of Tk 500 and Tk 1000 from it, said Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mahiuddin Alamgir of the police station.
However, the other lockers, where around Tk 1.33 crores were kept, remained untouched, he added.
“We suspect that someone of the organisation might be involved in the stealing,” said the OC.
General Secretary of the organisation Mahiuddin Jahangir said they informed the general manager of BB, Chittagong branch of the incident.
General Manager of BB in Chittagong Masum Kamal Bhuyian told The Daily Star, “The employees' co-operative society is an independent oraganisation, so BB has nothing to do with the matter. Our security measures are strong.”