Intelligence teams of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have recovered over 2.53 core more and arrested eight people from Dhaka, its adjacent areas and Sunamganj, three days after robbers snatched Tk 11.25 crore of a bank from a private security agency’s vehicle in Turag area of Uttara in the capital on Saturday.
The arrestees are Md. Sanoar Hossain, Md. Eman alias Milan, Md. Akash Madbar, Sagar Madbar, Md. Badrul Alam, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Md. Sonai Mia and Md. Enamul Haque Badsha.
With these, a total 6.43 crore have been recovered so far, said Additional Police Commissioner (Intelligence) Md. Harun-ur-Rashid while talking to journalists at DMP media center on Sunday.
“According to Money Plant Link Private Limited, robbers looted Tk 11.25 crore from a microbus in Turag area while going to deposit it in Dutch Bangla Bank’s booths. After the incident, intelligence department immediately raided Khilkhet area and recovered Tk 3.89 crore on the same day,” said the officer.
Besides, various teams of Intelligence-Mirpur Division and Intelligence-Uttara Division conducted a series of drives in different areas of the capital and Sunamganj and arrested the eight accused. They recovered Tk 2.53 crore, the DMP official added.
A private car, used in the robbery, has also been seized, he said.
“There was no personal security system or armed security personnel with the car during the transportation of Tk 11.25 crore. Most of the time big amount of money is transferred in this way where the security system is not enough to protect the money,” Md. Harun-ur-Rashid said, alleging that the private security agency didn’t inform local police about the money transformation.
Drives are on to recover the remaining snatched money and arrest the rest accused, he said.