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Bandarban bank robbery: Home Minister assures appropriate action

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 04 Apr 2024, 05:42 am

Dhaka, April 4: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said appropriate action will be taken in the case of bank attack and robbery in Ruma and Thanchi of Bandarban.

The minister said this while talking to reporters in his office at the secretariat on Wednesday.

He said, "On Tuesday, I suddenly heard that there was an attempt to rob a bank in the hills. The information coming to us is that the Kuki Chin group, who had earlier stayed at a place in Bandarban and organized a training session with the militant forces. Our RAB and Army have removed that base. Lately, Kuki Chin has been making their position known in different ways."

The Home Minister said, "The incident in Ruma that we have heard so far, our IGP and senior officers are staying there. Before entering Sonali Bank in Ruma, they shut down the electrical sub-station and proceeded towards the bank. Police were deployed there. The police and the bank manager were all in Tarawi prayer. At that time they broke in and injured two policemen and looted two SMGs and eight Chinese rifles. They also took the Ansar's shotguns in the upazila complex."

"One of the vaults of Sonali Bank was broken, but it seems that it could not be broken. I have not received the official news yet. We are saying what we have heard. Sonali took the bank manager hostage. How much money has been taken has not come officially yet," he added.

Asaduzzaman Khan said, "Today during the day, we saw that Krishi and Sonali Bank were attacked in Thanchi. This operation is still going on. Our police are firing there. I could not tell now how much money was taken from there or the extent of the damage."

He said, "We will do whatever we can in this regard. We will take action against all those who are involved or have done so."