Earlier, Monirul Islam, APS to the DSCC Mayor Taposh, filed a case with Shahbag Police Station on January 1 under Digital Security ACT.
Briefing reporters at DB office Compound on Tuesday, Additional Commissioner (DB) of the DMP AKM Hafiz Akhtar said that the accused opened a fake Facebook ID in the name of Taposh, and used it to introduce themselves as the mayor.
Later, they demanded money from various people alluring them with promises of jobs and would receive the monies through a bkash account. A case was filed in this regard at Shahbagh police station, Hafiz said.
He also said the DB's Cyber and Special Crime Division worked on the arrests in Rangpur and Gazipur.