Four customs officials among 8 remanded over 55kg gold theft

A Dhaka court has put eight people, including four revenue officials, on a five-day remand over the theft of around 55.51 kilograms of gold from Dhaka Airport volt.

Those who were remanded are: assistant revenue officials Md Shahidul Islam, Saidul Islam Shahed, Akram Sheikh and Md Masum Rana, and four sepoys – Md Mozammel Haque, Md Niyamat Hawlader, Md Rezaul Karim and Md Afzal Hossain.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mehidy Hasan passed the order on Wednesday after police produced the accused before the court and pleaded to place them on 10-day remand each.

On Tuesday, September 12 Custom House Dhaka suspended the four customs officials over the theft.

According to the FIR, during patrolling on a regular basis, an airport official noticed the lock of a particular volt was broken, and informed his senior officials about this on September 2.

On information, the joint commissioner along with other customs officials visited the spot and found a part of the tin-made volt cut with a sharp object.

The customs officials later found that around 55.51 kilograms of gold, where were seized in different drives conducted from 2020-2023, were missing from the volt.

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