Bomb hoax at Ctg bank

Youth arrested

Staff Correspondent

1 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHATTOGRAM: A youth was arrested after attempting to realise money from a private bank threatening to blast bomb in the city’s EPZ area on Wednesday.

The arrestee was identified as Tarikul Islam, 21, son of Mofizur Rahman of Chakaria upazila in Cox’s Bazar district.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) Utpal Barua of EPZ police station said Tarikul entered the Naval Base branch of Trust Bank Limited in the Navy Hospital Gate area on Wednesday afternoon.

He asked the bank officials to give Tk 20 lakh to him and threatened to blast bomb kept in his pocket.

On information, members of law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot and detained Tarikul tactfully after evacuating the bank officials and customers, he said.

A bottle of perfume was recovered from his pocket, said the OC.

Tariku returned home from Qatar around a year ago and remained jobless since then, he added.