Two data entry operators detained in Lalmonirhat

Our Correspondent

15 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

LALMONIRHAT: The Election Commission (EC) authorities of the district handed over two data entry operators to police for their alleged involvement in NID anomalies.

The detainees are SM Azam Ali, Md Jewel Babu were allegedly involved in making fake NID cards and was illegally collecting data in Lalmonirhat.

Earlier, data entry operators Ali, who used to work at the Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila office and Md Jewel Babu of Lalmonirhat’s Aditmari office were brought to the central office of the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services (IDEA) Project of the EC in the capital for the sake of investigation into their alleged involvement in the anomalies.

The allegations against them were found true during the primary investigation and a case was filed with Lalmonirhat Sadar police on Sunday night.

Their irregularities were detected in a drive of the EC’s NID wing and IDEA project.

According to Article 16 of the Bangladesh National Identity Registration Act 2010, the punishment for distorting or destroying information-data is seven-year imprisonment or Tk 1 lakh pecuniary penalty or both.

Besides, the punishment for the negligence of any person engaged in making the NID cards is one-year imprisonment, maximum Tk 20,000 pecuniary penalty or both as per the article 17 of the law.