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Customs gold heist: 8 officials put on 5-day remand

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 13th September, 2023 05:28:23 PM
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Customs gold heist: 8 officials put on 5-day remand

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A Dhaka Court on Wednesday granted five-day remand to four assistant revenue officers and four sepoys arrested in connection with the theft of 55 kg gold from the customs warehouse of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

After producing them in court, the investigating officer of the case applied 10-day remand for proper investigation of the case. After the hearing, the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mehedi Hasan issued 5-day remand for the accused.

The remanded accused are - Assistant Revenue Officer Md Shahidul Islam, Saidul Islam Shahid, Akram Sheikh, Md Masum Rana and Sepoy Md Mozammel Haque, Md Niamat Howladar, Md Rezaul Karim and Md Afzal Hossain.

Earlier on Tuesday, Custom House Dhaka suspended above mentioned four customs officials over the theft.

Around 55.51 kilograms of gold were stolen from the volt of the customs transit godown at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka.

An FIR was lodged with Dhaka Airport Police Station on September 3 by Mohammad Sohrab Hossain, assistant customs officer of the preventive team of Dhaka Customs.

According to the FIR, during patrolling on a regular basis, an airport official noticed the lock of a particular volt was broken, and informed his senior officials about this on September 2.

On information, the joint commissioner along with other customs officials visited the spot and found a part of the tin-made volt cut with a sharp object.

The customs officials later found that around 55.51 kilograms of gold seized in different drives conducted from 2020-2023 were missing from the volt.