Charges of fraud and embezzlement have been brought against the ticketing agency by various agencies and individuals
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has sued online air ticketing agency 24tkt.com over allegations of embezzling more than Tk4 crore from customers and agencies in the name of selling plane tickets at discount prices.
The CID Financial Crime team under the Organized Crime unit filed a case against the agency after an initial probe found that the ticketing agency had embezzled Tk4,44,36,324, confirmed CID Financial Crime Special Superintendent of Police Humayun Kabir.
“We have filed a case and charged the key persons of 24tkt.com under the Money Laundering Prevention Act,” he said.
“Investigations are underway in several cases against the accused in different places. If the accused in these cases are detained, they will be shown as arrested in our case,” he added.
Police have also arrested a man in connection with a fraud case filed against the ticketing agency by an aggrieved customer on Sunday.
According to CID Additional Superintendent of Police (media) Azad Rahman, arrestee Rakibul Hasan, who was picked up from Chuadanga, was not directly involved but conducted all the illegal activities from behind the scenes.
On Sunday, Musa Mia, who owns Unique Air Travels International, filed a fraud case against the 24tkt.com authorities with Uttara West police.
According to case documents, Rakibul used to attend meetings as an advisor to the organization and he is the sibling of Chairperson Nasreen Sultana.
The owners of other affected agencies filed cases against the members of the board of directors of 24ticket.com with various police stations.
Nasreen, her brother Managing Director Abdur Razzak, directors Asadul Islam, Pradyot Baran Chowdhury, M Mizanur Rahman Sohel have been sued in separate cases filed with Kafrul, Paltan and Dhanmondi police stations.