Embezzlement of Tk 3.77cr

Two Dhaka Bank officials arrested

Staff Correspondent

19 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police have arrested two officials of Dhaka Bank Limited for allegedly embezzling Tk 3.77crore from the vault of the bank’s Bangshal branch in the capital.

Abul Kalam Bhuiyan, inspector (operations) of Bangshal Police Station under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), told the Daily Sun that they arrested the branch's senior cash in-charge Rifatul Haque and manager (operations) Imran Ahmed on Thursday night after the bank authorities handed over them to police.

The officer said that the matter of the money was discovered in an internal audit of the branch.

He said that they were produced before a Dhaka court on Friday and the court sent them to jail.

He said that a complaint was filed by the bank authorities in this regard, which will be investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Meanwhile, Emranul Huq, managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Dhaka Bank Limited, told an online news portal that Rifatul Haque confessed to removing the amount of money from the vault.

He said that the manager (operations) of the branch Imran was also involved in the crime.

So, they handed over the duo to police, he said.