A pendrive, containing biometric data of visa applicants, along with a few other things were stolen from the Indian Visa Application Center at the Khayasar area in Brahmanbaria.
The authorities reported that thieves stole a CCTV camera DVR, four pen drives, and cash amounting to Tk5,000 from the visa application center in the early hours of Sunday (6 August). They became aware of the theft when they opened the centre on Monday.
Although no passports of visa applicants were stolen, one of the stolen pen drives contained the biometric data of visa applicants.
In light of this incident, the visa application centre authorities filed a case at the police station on Monday.
Brahmanbaria Sadar Model police station OC Aslam Hossain stated that the burglars entered the Indian Visa Application Center by cutting through the back grill facing Khaiyasar.
OC Aslam further said that the police from various units are working to recover the stolen goods. Checkpoints have been set up at several locations, he added.