Two accomplices of Chinese citizen Zhu Jianhui, who was arrested stealing money from an ATM booth using forged cards, fled the country with Tk 5.09 lakh in stolen money.
Earlier on Wednesday, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Zhu Jianhui, a Chinese national, while he was stealing money from a Prime Bank ATM booth at Elephant Road in the city
A court here on Thursday placed him on a one-day remand in a case filed with New Market police station in this connection.
Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Alamgir Kabir Raja passed the order after Md Mahbubur Rahman, officer in-charge (operations) of New Market Police Station, produced Zhu Jianhui, 38, before the court and sought a seven-day remand.
Rab officials said the arrested drew Tk 66,000 using three foreign ATM cards on Wednesday morning. As the security guard challenged the Chinese national due to his suspicious movement, Zhu offered money to the guard.
In response, the security guard locked the gate of the booth keeping him inside and informed the Bank authorities.
The Bank authorities informed Rab about the incident, after which a team of the elite force went to the booth and arrested Zhu.
Sources at the Rab-2 battalion headquarters said the arrested along with his two accomplices, also from China, came to Bangladesh from Malaysia by a flight of Malaysian Airlines on May 15.
Though they were scheduled to check in at Hotel Ornate in the capital, they finally moved to a residence of another Chinese national in Uttara as paying guests.
Zhu Jianhui stole Tk 66,000 lakh punching two forged ATM cards 11 times at the Prime Bank ATM booth of Elephant Road on Wednesday morning. He said his two accomplices drew Tk 5.09 lakh from two ATM booths at Panthapath early Wednesday.
Later, the two accomplices of Zhu Jianhui left the country by a flight of Malaysian Airlines at around 10:30 am on the same day. It is not clear whether their departure was prompted by Zhu’s arrest.
During interrogation, the arrested revealed that he had stolen a bank card issued by the Bank of Riyadh when he visited Saudi Arabia, and then made clones using the information on the stolen card.