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Sonali Bank suspends operations in 3 Bandarban upazilas following robberies

  • Abducted manager still not rescued
  • Multiple bank robberies were reported in Bandarban
Update : 04 Apr 2024, 03:04 PM

The activities of Sonali Bank in Ruma, Rowangchhari and Thanchi upazilas in Bandarban have been suspended.

Sonali Bank authorities took the decision for security reasons. 

However, the activities of all other banks in the district are running as usual. 

Bandarban Sonali Bank Deputy General Manager Osman Gani confirmed the matter on Thursday.

Robbers looted the Ruma upazila Sonali Bank around 9:30pm on Tuesday. They also snatched 14 firearms of police and Ansar members engaged in the security of the bank. 

He said the abducted manager Nezam Uddin could not be rescued till 1pm on Thursday.

Ruma police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shahjahan said the operation to rescue the abducted bank manager is underway,

Gunmen attacked Sonali Bank and Krishi Bank in Bandarban's Thanchi upazila around 12:30pm on Wednesday and looted Tk15,00,000 from Sonali Bank and Tk2,45,000 from Krishi Bank.

Earlier, the gunmen broke the vault of Sonali Bank in Ruma upazila of Bandarban at around 8:30pm on Tuesday and looted around Tk2 crore.

 

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