EC forms panels to probe Rohingya-linked NID forgery

Sun Online Desk

4th December, 2019 05:45:37 printer

EC forms panels to probe Rohingya-linked NID forgery

The Election Commission (EC) has formed three separate panels to probe the cases of forged national identity cards involving Rohingyas.

The two panels will focus on technical and administrative aspects and the third committee will coordinate the investigation.

The technical team will investigate how a cartel forged NIDs for Rohingya refugees, said EC National Identification Registration Division Director General Brig Gen Mohammad Saidul Islam.

The team, led by the EC’s System Manager (Technical) Md Ashraf Hossain, will look into the technical aspect of voter registration.

The eight-member technical panel formed on Dec 1 includes eight units of the EC, representatives of Institute of Development Affairs or IDEA, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology or BUET and Computer Council.

The seven-member administrative team, headed by EC Joint Secretary Kamrul Hasan, will investigate election officials’ alleged links to the crime.