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Bank & Finance - June 19, 2021

2 held after Tk 37 m vanishes from Dhaka Bank vault

Staff Correspondent: A sum of Tk 37.7 million has purportedly vanished from the vault of Dhaka Bank’s Bangshal branch.
Two people, including the vault supervisor ‘Rifat’, were arrested over the missing fund following a complaint by the bank authorities, said Bangshal Police Inspector Abul Kalam Bhuiyan. The matter came to the bank’s attention following an internal audit of the branch.
Dhaka Bank’s Managing Director Emranul Huq said, “We are looking into it. As far as we know, a discrepancy of Tk 37.7 million has been found. We will have more details later.” The bank authorities later handed over Rifat and the other accused, ‘Imran’, to the police on Thursday night.

In order to prevent the accused from fleeing, police sent them to the court following their arrest, said Inspector Bhuiyan.

Rifat later ‘admitted’ to removing the money from the vault during preliminary questioning, according to the police.

The Anti-Corruption Commission will now conduct a full investigation into the matter, said Bhuiyan.

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