10 held for bid to steal Tk 18cr of Walton, United Group
Published : Friday, 28 January, 2022 at 9:50 PM Count : 991
Ten members of a bank account forgey gang have been arrested by police for their alleged attempts to steal several crores of taka of rich businessmen kept in Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd's accounts.
Bhatara police arrested them after receiving a complaint. Police said the arrested were trying to steal the money from the DBBL accounts of Walton and United Group's directors.
The arrested persons were Md Zakir Hossain, Yasin Ali, Mahbub Ishtiaque Bhuiyan, Anisur Rahman, Sohan, Md Dulal Hossain, Md Aslam, Abdur Razzak, Zakir Hossain, Md Anwar Hossain Bhuiyan and Md Nazrul Islam.
Md Shafayet Tarique, first assistant director of Walton Group, filed a case with Vatara Police Station over the matter on January 27 last.
Addressing a press conference at his office in the capital on Friday afternoon, Md Asaduzzaman, deputy commissioner (DC) of the Gulshan Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said the gang members went to the DBBL's Basundhara Branch on January 25 last deposited two electronic fund transfer (EFT) forms to the Basundhara Branch of DBBL requesting to transfer Tk 6.5 crore from the account of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited director SM Ashraful Alam with the branch to an account of Motijheel Branch of AB Bank Ltd of a company, named, NI Corporation (BD) Limited by forging signatures and information.
As the matter raised suspicion in the mind of DBBL branch manager, he instantly contacted the client from the bank. Instantly, the Walton officials went to the branch and verified it. It was found that a fraudulent gang submitted the EFT forms. Then they stopped the request of fund transfer.
Asaduzzaman also said accused Md Zakir Hossain, the mastermind of the gang, collected information of accounts of rich businessmen from the bank's server while working as SME sales team manager at DBBL's Karwan Bazar branch. He planned to transfer money from the accounts where large amounts were kept deposited. After the planning, he gave responsibility to arrested Yasin Ali to forge the signatures of customers.
Then the frauds planned to transfer money to the account of NI Corporation (BD) of Mahbub Ishtiaque Bhuiyan with the Motijheel Branch of AB Bank Limited.
After the case was filed, Vatara police arrested 10 members of the gang from different areas of the capital.
Among them, five were arrested on January 27 from a restaurant under Vatara police station when they were planning to embezzle Tk 12 crore from a savings account of United Hospital Limited with DBBL's Basundhara branch.
During interrogation, the arrested said they were an organised group. They used to embezzle money from these bank accounts with the help of Md Zakir Hossain.