At least one policeman was involved with the recent ATM scam, one of the key suspects has confessed to a Dhaka court.
Piotr Szczepan Mazurek, who was arrested last month for his alleged involvement in the ATM booth forgery, also named his local and foreign accomplices when he submitted a confessional statement to a Dhaka court on Thursday.
An investigation source told the Dhaka Tribune that the names Piotr provided included former Gulshan police inspector (investigation) Firoz Kabir, Khan Travels owner Touhid Khan and his employee Abu Jafar who provided point of sale machines, the suspected mastermind Farid Nabir, and fugitive foreigners Andrew and Romeo.
In the confession, Piotr said Firoz Kabir was involved in the scam and had been blackmailing him after finding out that Piotr was staying in the country without proper documentation.
However, Firoz, now transferred to the Rangpur range of police, denied the claims.
Earlier on March 1, Counter-terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit chief Monirul Islam had also rejected allegations of any police involvement in the scam.
Meanwhile, senior assistant commissioner of DMP Detective Branch, Nazmul Hossain, said Piotr has been placed under a fresh five-day remand.
On February 22, Piotr and three officials of City Bank's card division were arrested in connection with stealing money from card holders by copying card data from the capital's ATM booths.