Several men, identifying themselves as police's Detective Branch officials, snatched Tk 40 lakh from employees of a garment factory in the capital's Uttara yesterday.
They looted the money from the accountant of Tokio Mode on Road 12 of Sector 1 in the afternoon, Rasel Howlader, a factory official, told The Daily Star.
Accountant Sayeed Mahmud Al-Firoz withdrew the money from a bank and was in a microbus of the factory around 12:45pm when four men carrying firearms, walkie-talkies and handcuffs intercepted the vehicle, Rasel added.
The men forcibly got inside the vehicle, tied and blindfolded Sayeed and the driver and drove the microbus to Kuril Biswa Road area where they left the duo and the vehicle.
Rasel, quoting a witness, said the men fled on another white microbus.