Friday, May 17

2 held over Joypurhat Brac Bank heist

News Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained two persons in Narayanganj Sadar upazila early today suspecting their involvement with the burglary of around Tk 2 crore from the branch of Brac bank in Joypurhat.

The detainees are: Babul Das and Uttam Mallik, both hailed from Jhalakathi district, our Narayanganj correspondent reports quoting Anwar Latif Khan, commanding officer of Rab-11.

Acting on a tip-off, the elite force conducted a raid at a house of one Nazir at Pilkuni area, which was rented by the detainees.

Criminals broke into two-storey Shahjahan Mansion, which houses the Brac bank branch on the first floor, by making a hole in the wall that the building shares with a mall, Mousumi Market during last week of September.

Md Hasanuzzaman, an official of the bank’s SME section that remains open also on Saturdays, discovered it as he entered the branch office at Bank Para in Joypurhat town around 10:00am on September 27.