Detectives have arrested six members of a fraud gang, including a fake vice-chancellor of a university, who were involved in making fake certificates from their office in Paramount Tower in the city’s Malibagh area.
The arrestees were Dr Md Nurul Haque Sarkar alias Sheikhg Gani Sarkar,72, who used to sell fake certificates of Premier University of Technology and his assistant Md Moazzem Hossain,58 and four fake doctors- Dr Md Saidur Rahman alias Najrul,30, Md Mahfuzur Rahman alias Mahfuz, 37, Dr Md Aman Ullah,38, and Debashish Kundu,52.
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Accused Nurul Haque along with his family members and others formed the gang which used to make counterfeit certificates of 144 types. They used to sell them without any class and examination, according to a Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) press release on Thursday.
The gang had been selling fake certificates of Premiere University of Technology for the last two decades.
To cheat people the gang was using a fake website, attractive ads in different newspapers, social media platforms, computerized photos of the university campus which does not exist, fake order from the Ministry of Home Affairs, counterfeit writ petition to the High Court, said the DMP release.
Wari zonal team of Detective Branch of DMP led by Md Abu Ashraf Siddequi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of police made the arrests during a special drive in the city.
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Huge fake certificates, testimonial, transcripts, admit card, seal, bank cheque, leaflets, paper cutting with advertisement of providing certificates, Nabadiganta Diagonostic Center and Doctor’s Chamber’s copy, computer, printer used for making fake certificates were seized during the arrest.