Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested five people from separate areas in the city on Wednesday night on charge of cheating people by selling fake question papers of medical admissions test.
The CID team also seized mobile phone sets, laptops and SIM cards from their possession.
The arrestees are Kawser Gazi, 19, hailing from Pirojpur, Md Sohel Mia, 21, hailing from Matlab upazila in Chandpur district, MdTarikul Islam Shovon, 19, hailing from Madaripur district, Rubyat Tanvir alias Adittya, of Noagaon and Masudur Rahman Imon, hailing from Tangail district.
Briefing reporters at CID headquarters of Malibagh in the city on Thursday, its Special Super (Organised Crime unit) Molla Nazrul Islam said based on secret information, a special team of the Organised Crime unit conducted simultaneous drives in the city’s Kajla and Dhania of Jatrabari and Alifnagar of Badda area from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday and arrested them.
They filed a case with Paltan Police Station under Digital Security Act 2018, he said.
During preliminary interrogation, Kawser Gazi revealed that they prepared fake question papers of medical admission test as they failed to leak the real question papers this time.
Later, they sold the fake question papers to some admission seekers using fake IDs of Facebook.
“The case is now under investigation. We hope more members of the syndicate would be arrested soon,” he hoped.