Police arrest four in Dhaka over question paper leak

The scammers took between Tk500 and Tk30,000 for the fake question papers, police say

Published: February 20, 2019 19:35:24 | Updated: February 21, 2019 10:01:27

Four members of a syndicate involved in scamming people with fake question papers of various examinations were arrested by police's Detective Branch in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The men, arrested in a special drive from Fakirapool, were named as Md Abdullah Fahim, Md Shamim Ahmed, Md Sohel Rana, and Md Nabin Ali. A case has been filed at Motijheel Police Station against them, reports UNB.

Fahim was also arrested last year for question paper leak.

"Deputy Police Commissioner (DB North) Moshiur Rahman learnt during social media monitoring that members of the syndicate will meet in Dhaka," DB Additional Commissioner Md Abdul Baten told the media.

A DB team conducted drives in parts of the city and arrested them with a laptop, smartphones and fake question papers of ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.

The arrestees told investigators that they sold fake question papers of various recruitment tests and public examinations. "They earned their Facebook followers' trust by providing tips and study materials," Baten said.

"They took huge sums of money from people for changing exam results," he said. "They have many groups on the social media where they leak the fake question papers."

The police officer said each of the group had between 300 and 500 members. The scammers collected the mobile phone numbers of the examinees and their parents before contacting them.

"They took between Tk500 and Tk30,000 for the fake question papers," Baten said.

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