Question Paper Leak

CID submits charge sheet against 125

Staff Correspondent

24 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Sunday submitted a charge sheet against 125 people, including 87 Dhaka University (DU) students, for their alleged involvement in leaking question papers of the university’s admission tests and different recruitment tests.     

Senior assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of CID Sumon Kumar Das, also investigating officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in a case.

Of the 125 accused, 47 have been arrested in the last one and a half years while the rest are absconding. Of the arrestees, 46 have given their confessional statements before magistrates admitting their involvement in such incidents.

According to CID sources, the leakage incident began on October 19, 2017 midnight. Based on the information, the detectives conducted a raid at two DU student halls on the same night and arrested two students — Mamun and Rana — during the drive.

A day after the drive, CID arrested admission-seeker Rafi from the exam hall after interrogating the detainees and a case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station under the ICT Act in this regard.

They also said the leaked questions of 2015 and 2016 admission tests were taught—by the ring—to admission-seeking students at a house in Savar’s rural power plant area.

Later, police conducted the drive and arrested the mastermind of the ring, Natore District Sports official Rakibul Hasan Asami, press employee Khan Bahadur, his relative Saiful and Rajshahi University students Bonny and Maruf.

Initially, the investigative team found all about the question paper leak from the printing press workers, but it was difficult to identify the digital device ring, said the CID officials.

Finally, the detectives arrested the others at different times last year, after the digital fraud ring was identified.

They said the mastermind of this ring is BKSP assistant director Olip Kumar Bishwas, and Ibrahim, Mustafa Kamal, Hafizur Rahman Hafiz, and Tajul Islam were cooperating with him.

CID officials also found huge amount of illegal wealth, including Tk 20 crore, with the mastermind of question paper leak and their associates. A case was filed with Uttara West Police Station under the money laundering Act to confiscate the illegal money.