Police have arrested three fraudsters who used to cheat people introducing themselves as senior officials of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI).
The arrested are Akmal Hossain, 45, Jahirul Islam alias Dipok, 55, and Shahinul Islam.Nadia Farzana, additional deputy commissioner (media and public relations) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), confirmed the news to daily sun on Tuesday.
The law enforcing members also recovered five mobile phone sets, 11 SIM cards and fake identity cards of CID and DGFI from their possessions.
Two teams of Cyber and Special Crime Division of Detective Branch (DB) and Mirpur Model Police Station, in separate drives, arrested the trio from Mohammadpur and Mirpur areas of the capital and Joydebpur, Gazipur, on Monday, sources said.
Of them, Akmal and Dipok introducing themselves as CID officers and embezzled money from different private hospital authorities in the name of giving them hospital licences while Shahinul introducing himself as DGFI officer committed transfer trade.
Ashrafullah, additional deputy commissioner of the Cyber and Special Crime Division, said Akmal phoned through the national emergency number 999 and introduced himself as a member of Human Rights Commission and collected phone numbers of duty officer of every police stations across the country.
After that, he phoned duty officers and introduced himself as Superintendent of police (SP) of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).He then wanted to know from the duty officers about the patrol officers at any particular area. And he asked the duty officers so that the patrol officers contacted him.
When the patrol officers phoned the cheat, he then asked him or her to go to the owner or director of particular private hospital and asked them to talk to him through the patrol officers’ phone numbers.
When the officers connected the hospital authorities with Akmal, the cheat told them that their hospital licence renewal files are with him.
Later on, he demanded a huge amount of money and took through bKash numbers in the name of renewing the licences. Following the incident, a case was filed against Akmal and his associate Dipok with Rampura police station under the Digital Security Act.