Tk 1.22cr recovered, office assistant held
Hours into the discovery of stealing of Tk 1.57 crore from Rupali Bank’s main branch in Faridpur town, police arrested an office assistant of the bank and recovered Tk 1.22 crore from his house.
Abdul Kalam, the mastermind of the theft, was detained from his house at Shibrampur in the Sadar upazila, said Jamil Hasan, superintendent of police (SP) in Faridpur.
Acting on a tip off, a joint team of police and Detective Branch of police conducted a drive at Kalam’s house and found the money at a plastic container hid under the ground of the house, the SP said.
Burglars stole Tk 1.57 crore from state-run bank using duplicate keys, authorities found out today.
Police then detained four people in this connection and were quizzing them in, our local correspondent reports quoting Bijoy Boshak, additional superintendent of Faridpur police.
Authorities discovered the burglary this morning, said Ashak Kumar Singh Roy, deputy general manager of the victim Rupali Bank branch. “We opened the vault around 10:15am today and found around Tk 1.57 crore missing.”
“Someone opened the volt of the bank by using duplicate key and theft the money anytime between Friday and Saturday,” he added.
The detained were three security guards and a bank official, our Faridpur correspondent reports. “They are being interrogated over the incident.”