Sonali Bank manager among over 20 held
KISHOREGANJ: Police detained more than 20 people, including Kishoreganj Sonali Bank branch manager Humayan Kabir Bhuiyan and its 11 officials, for interrogating about the looting of Tk16.40 crore from the branch.
Sources at Kishoreganj Model Thana said they detained 20-25 people, including 12 bank officials, from the bank branch in a drive from early Monday to noon for interrogation in connection with the burglary.
DGM Sheikh Amanullah of the bank filed a case against some unidentified people on Sunday night.
Police did not yet show anyone arrested in the case.
Meanwhile, AKM Fazlul Haque was appointed manager of the branch at the same night.
Besides, an investigation team, led by Managing Director of Sonali Bank Pradip Kumar Datta, was on way to visit the spot.
Earlier, eight policemen who were on duty at the bank branch during the possible time of the burglary were suspended on charge of neglecting duty.
Burglars tunneled into the vault of Sonali Bank’s main branch in the district town and looted about Tk 16.40 crore early Sunday.
The burglary that took place in a filmy style came to light on Sunday afternoon when bank employees went to the vault room for money.
Police and other law enforcing agencies kept the bank cordoned off after the incident.