Tk 8 crore seized, three Ctg cooperative staff held

United News of Bangladesh. Chattogram | Published: 11:00, Jan 15,2020


A team of Detective Branch of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police detained three officials of Rupsha King Group, a multipurpose company, and confiscated around Tk 8.42 crore from its office in Chattogram on Wednesday.

The drive, launched on Tuesday afternoon, was conducted at Chowdhury Market in EPZ area with the assistance of EPZ police station at the Home Ministry’s directive.

‘A team of DB from DMP began the drive in the EPZ area against the cooperative micro-credit institution accused of embezzling millions of taka from garment workers,’ said Mahbubur Rahman, commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police.

‘The drive was launched based on complaints lodged by the customers of the cooperative,’ said Mir Mohammad Nurul Huda, officer-in-charge of EPZ police station.

According to sources, the cooperative lured thousands of people in the Patenga industrial area, including EPZ, of getting higher profit from their deposits and embezzled millions of taka, especially from female garment workers.

Several thousand customers of the cooperative gathered at the spot during the drive and demanded punishment of the culprits.

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