Tk 20 lakh snatched in broad daylight, 2 cops among 5 arrested
News Desk || risingbd.com
Five people including two police constables have been arrested for allegedly snatching Tk 20 lakh from a private bank in the capital's Paltan area.
The snatching incident happened at the Paltan Branch of IFIC Bank Ltd at about 2:00pm on Thursday (September 21). Later, the detectives arrested the accused.
The arrested were constable Mahbub and constable Asif. Both of them have been closed at Demra Police Lines. The three others are Sohel, footpath hawker Ridoy and his associate Manju.
Motijheel Division’s Deputy Police Commissioner (DC) Hayatul Islam said one Azim Uddin went to the bank to deposit Tk 20 lakh. He stood in the queue. At that time, two people in police uniform dragged him outside the bank. Then they fled snatching Tk 20 lakh from Azim Uddin.
Receiving information, Paltan police and DB’s Motijheel Zonal team went to the spot. Examining the CCTV footage of the bank, they detained footpath hawker Ridoy and his associate Manju from in front of the bank. Then police questioned them. According to their information, the DB later arrested constable Mahbub and constable Asif with Tk 10 lakh.
Then, police arrested one Sohel along with a motorcycle from Basabo in the capital. During the arrest, the detectives recovered the rest Tk 10 lakh from his possession.