Law enforcers have detained 15 people from different parts of the capital for their alleged involvement with question paper leak of the ongoing SSC examinations.
The arrestees were identified as Rahat Islam, Salahuddin, Sujon, Jahid Hossain, Sufol Roy alias Shawon, Al Amin, Saidul Islam, Abir Islam Noman, Aman Ullah, Borkot Ullah, Ahsan Ullah, Shahdat Hossain alias Swapon, Fahim Islam, Tasbih Rahman and Anisur Rahman.Abdul Baten, joint commissioner of the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), told journalists at a press briefing that several teams of DB police had conducted drives at various places of the capital on Saturday and arrested 14 people on charge of question paper leak of SSC examinations.”
Meanwhile, RAB sources told the daily sun that the members of the elite force had detained another one named Anisur Rahman from the capital’s East Rajabazar area on Saturday on charge of the same crime.
DB also seized a laptop and 23 mobile phone sets, which were used for question paper leak, and an amount of Tk 2,02,400 from their possession, the DB official revealed.
Abdul Baten said: “Normally question papers are kept at the DC office and later the questions are taken to the exam centres on the exam day. The seal of the packet of question papers are usually opened 30 minutes before start of exams. Afterwards, question papers are taken to exam halls.”
“Members of these gangs secretly take photograph of question papers when it is carried to exam halls. Later, they upload the images on social media sites to distribute them among their clients,” he stated.
The police official said: “It is true that question papers were leaked. But, question papers were actually leaked 15/20 minutes before start of the exams.”During primary interrogation, the detainees told policemen they operate in several groups in various social media, including facebook and whatsapp. They use fake names in social media.
They used to collect clients through their groups. Later, they distribute leaked question papers among their clients in exchange of Tk 500 to Tk 2,000. They collect money using the technique of mobile money transfer.
“Police have so far blocked 300 SIM cards used by such gangs to reach out to their clients,” the police official said.
He said: “We are yet to detain the kingpins of the gangs.”
DMP, in association with police headquarters, education ministry and education boards, conducted the drives while RAB conducted the drive at its own initiative, competent sources said.
Despite stringent measures, the authorities concerned have failed to prevent the leak of SSC exam question papers. Six question papers of the ongoing SSC exams have been leaked, so far.
A total of 17,74,533 students from across the country are taking part in the SSC and equivalent examinations, this year.