Detectives in a drive arrested the Chairman of Crest Securities Limited, a brokerage house of Dhaka Stock Exchange and his wife Nipa Sultana from the bordering area of Laxmipur-Noakhali for embezzling crores through their brokerage house.
A team of DB police arrested them on Monday, said Additional Police Commissioner (DB) Mohammad Abdul Baten at a press briefing on Tuesday.
Abdul Baten said 22,000 BO account holders have been dealing their money and shares through the brokerage house and the arrestees have transferred Tk 18 crores belonging to these small investors into another account.
On June 22, 2020, they closed their brokerage and went into hiding.
Two separate cases were filed with Paltan Police Station against them.
After primary interrogation, they admitted their guilt, said Baten.