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DBBL Money Heist

Mastermind among 3 held with Tk 5.8m

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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Mastermind among 3 held  with Tk 5.8m

A mastermind behind the robbery of DBBL huge money has been arrested along with two other suspects in police drives in different places of the country.

Detective police hunted them down by conducting the drives in Dhaka, Netrakona and Khulna. They also recovered Tk 58.7 lakh from their possession.

The arrested were identified as Md Akash, one of the masterminds of the robbery, Milon and Ridoy.

Earlier on March 9, miscreants took away Tk 11.25 crore of DBBL from a private security agency’s vehicle in Turag area of Uttara in the capital.

Acting on secret information, an intelligence team conducted drives in Karail slum of Banani area in Dhaka and Durgapur of Netrakona and arrested them.

DMP Additional Commissioner Harun or Rashid provided the information at a press conference at the DMP Media Centre in the capital on Tuesday.

So far, 11 persons have been arrested in connection with the robbery and Tk 7.1 crore has been recovered, he added.

Harun or Rashid said during interrogation, it was known that among the robbers, Akash and Sohel Rana plotted the robbery.              Sohel Rana, who was still on the run, was a driver of Money Plant Link Limited, a private security agency. He knew well about the movement of the vehicle. The robber gang took the control of the vehicle that day without any obstruction. After looting the money, Akash, the mastermind of the robbery, was unable to board the microbus, but managed to escape from there.

“During interrogation, we 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. Akash and Sohel took a lion share of the money,” he added. On March 9, robbers looted Tk 11 crore from a vehicle of Money Plant Ltd while it was going to refill money at the ATM of Dutch Bangla Bank in Savar.

Later, Alamgir Hossain, director of the Money Plant Link, filed a case against 10-12 unidentified persons with Turag Police Station over the incident.

Earlier on Saturday, intelligence teams recovered over Tk 2.53 crore more and arrested eight people from Dhaka and Sunamganj.