In a joint operation by the National Security Intelligence (NSI) Agency and RAB, the mastermind of a fraud gang and his aid were arrested from the capital's Banani on Monday. Shri Haridas Chandra Taranidas, 34, son of Shri Gopinath of Bogura's Shibganj and Md Imran Mehdi Hasan, 38, son of Md Saiful Islam of Mymensingh's Trishal. Shri Haridas Chandra is a converted Muslim and he changed his name to Tawhid Islam after converting to Islam. Also read: 26 members of new militant group ‘Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya' held so far: Rab The law enforcers also seized 4 mobile sets and various documents used in fraudulence from their possession. Tipped off, a team of NSI and Rab-3 conducted a joint drive in the area and arrested the accused, said a media statement of RAB. During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to their involvement in fraudulent activities for a long time. The nature of the alleged crimes has not been explained. Legal action is underway against the arrestees, RAB said.
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. Read: Sohel Chowdhury murder: Accused Ashish sent to jail in narcotic case 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. Read: HC orders probe into allegations against E-orange 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.
Detectives have arrested 10 members of a fraud gang involved in issuing fake driving licenses. The arrestees are Md Liton Pike, Sujan Pike, Md Hasan Sheikh alias Akchan, Md Ali alias Mister, Md Abdul Khalek, Md Abdullah Rony, Md Sohel Rana, Md Sohag, Md Nur Nabi and Md Humayun Kabir. They used to introduce themselves as officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), said AKM Hafeez Akhter, Additional Commissioner of Police in DB, at a press briefing at DMP Media Center on Wednesday. READ: Driver of bus that killed 5 people held in Sirajganj The organized crime and vehicle theft prevention team of DB of Lalbagh Division made the arrests after conducting a series of drives at Mirpur Mazar Road and Uttara's Diabari area of the capital from early hours of Tuesday, said the official. During the drive, police seized a huge amount of driving license applications, application form for apprentice driving license, dope test files, two monitors, two CPUs, two keyboards, a colour printer, a laminating machine, two VGA cables, two power cords, six stamps, 04 Nokia keypad mobiles, 14 mobile phone sets of different models from their possession. Additional Commissioner of Police in DB AKM Hafeez Akhter said many road accidents occur in the country due to inefficiency of the drivers as getting a fake driving license has become easy for these frauds. Following these accidents, detectives found a gang operating a fake BRTA office in the capital. During interrogation, the arrestees said the application forms were taken out of the office with the help of some dishonest BRTA officials and their other associates. They used to provide customers driving licenses using fake police verification reports with a fake seal, the DB official added. Legal processes are underway against the arrestees, he added.
A woman and her associate were arrested from Chattogram on Thursday night for holding a lawyer hostage and attempted ransoming. The arrestees have been identified as Zobaida Sultana Hira alias Sonia and Imran. Sonia is the leader of a notorious fraud gang, Double Mooring Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Mohsin told the media Friday evening. Police said Sonia requested lawyer Habibur Rahman Azad to come to her place to help her out with a case. When he went there, three men nabbed him and demanded Tk 20,000. The also threatened to kill him if he did not give them the money. But Azad managed to call police. A team from Double Mooring Police Station raided the house on Thursday night and rescued the lawyer. Police say they are trying to arrest the other criminals associated with the gang. Sonia told police during interrogation that her gang was involved in at least 50 similar cases in the last 10 years, the OC said. She is accused in three criminal cases filed at various police stations in the port city.