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Bank & Finance - March 14, 2023

Mastermind among 3 held with Tk 58 lakh

Tk 11 cr of BDBL robbery

Staff Correspondent: An intelligence team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested three more people including the mastermind, from Dhaka and Netrakona districts in connection with the robbery of Tk 11.25 crore of a bank from a private security agency’s vehicle in Turag area of Uttara in the capital.
They also recovered Tk 58.7 lakh from their possession.
The arrestees are Mohammad Hridoy, 21, Mohammad Milon Mia, 29 and Akash, the mastermind of the robbery incident.
Tipped off, a team of intelligence team of DMP conducted separate drives in Karail slum of Banani area in the capital and Durgapur upazila of Netrakona district and arrested them, said a press release issued by deputy commissioner of police (media and public relations) of DMP, Faruk Hossain.
With this, 11 people have been arrested and Tk 7.1 crore recovered so far.
During interrogation, it was known that, among the robbers, Akash and Sohel Rana made the plot of the robbery incident and a number of people divided into different groups committed the robbery, the release added.
Sohel Rana, now fugitive, was a driver of Money Plant Link Limited, a private security agency, and he knew well about the movement of the vehicle. The robber gang took the control of the vehicle on that day without any obstruction, it said.
During interrogation, police came to know that the members of the gang were collected from Sunamganj, Sylhet, Netrakona, Gopalganj and Barishal. After the robbery, they took their share and managed to flee the scene, the release said.
Akash and Sohel took a lion share of the money.
Robbers looted cash money worth Tk 11 crore cash from a vehicle of Money Plant Ltd while it was going to refill money at the ATM of Dutch Bangla Bank in Savar, in Turag area of Uttara in the capital.
Earlier, on Saturday, the intelligence teams recovered over Tk 2.53 core more and arrested eight people from Dhaka, its adjacent areas and Sunamganj.
A private car, used in the robbery, has also been seized, it said.

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