Police have seized a car used by Ron Haque Sikder, a director of National Bank Limited (NBL), allegedly to abduct top executives of Exim Bank Limited and threaten them to secure bank loan, reports bdnews24.com.
Ron and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder fled Bangladesh to Thailand by an air ambulance amid travel restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic on May 25.
They slipped out of the country a week after they were accused in a case started by a director of Exim Bank over the alleged threats.
The Land Rover was confiscated on Tuesday, a day after the case was routed to Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Detective Branch, DMP Assistant Commissioner Rafiqul Islam said.
“Ron Haque Sikder mostly used the car. The case mentioned that the car was used to pick up the Exim Bank MD. We’ve seized it for investigation,” Rafiqul said.
In the case dossier, it is alleged that Ron and Dipu had abducted Exim Bank Managing Director Mohammed Haider Ali Miah and Additional Managing Director Mohammad Feroz Hossain, and their two chauffeurs on May 07 while visiting sites over the loan.
The charges also include firing a gun in a murder attempt and forcing Haider and Feroz into signing documents before they were released.
NBL has refuted the charges and levelled its own against Exim Bank.
It says one of the Exim Bank directors had taken loans from NBL and tried to borrow more through illegal means.
The case against the Sikder brothers aims to belittle them, it claims.