Police seize Tk 3.04b fake cheques from Sonali Bank branch

| Updated: March 19, 2022 19:11:37

Police seize Tk 3.04b fake cheques from Sonali Bank branch

Police confiscated seven fake bank cheques worth about Tk 3.04 billion and detained a person in this connection from Dilkusha Corporate Branch of Sonali Bank on Wednesday.

Azarur Rahman Farukh, 46, of Syedpur village at Monohordi thana in Narsingdi district deposited a cheque at the cash counter of the branch at 3.0 pm on the day to withdraw Tk 375 million against a project under the Department of Fisheries (DoF), according to a press release.

On being suspicious about the cheque (bearing number CD 503309128 and dated 24.03.2022), the bank's joint custodian and principal officer Biplob Kumar Borma brought the matter to the notice of the branch head.

The bank contacted Additional Secretary of the DoF Mohammad Atiar Rahman, who informed that the DoF did not issue any cheque in connection with the project and that the project remained closed at this moment.

Later the bank informed Motijheel police about the incident and police rushed to the branch, interrogated the person and searched his body to bring out six other cheques worth TK 2.66 billion, The cheques were considered to be forged ones. Deputy General Manager of Sonali Bank Moham-mad Wahidduzzaman, who is the branch head, lodged a complaint with the Motijheel Police to take lawful action against the person as well as other members of the forgery gang.

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