2 arrested for running fake FB account as Taposh

Staff Correspondent

13 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police have arrested two persons for allegedly deceiving people by operating a fake Facebook page in the name of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh.

A team of the Cyber and Special Crime Division under Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested the duo --Mohammad Zakaria and Ekramul Haque alias Razu -- from Gazipur and Rangpur on Sunday.

AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (DB) of the DMP, disclosed the matter at a press briefing at the DB office on Mintoo Road on Tuesday. A smart phone set and a SIM card were seized from their possession.

The DB officer said on January 1, Monirul Islam, assistant personal secretary (APS) of the DSCC mayor, lodged a case with Shahbagh Police Station, stating that somebody opened a Facebook ID named  ‘Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh’ and cheated people in the name of giving jobs.

The Web Based Crime Investigation Team of the Cyber and Special Crime Division investigated the matter and caught the two criminals.

Ashraf Ullah, assistant commissioner of the Web Based Crime Investigation Team, said the arrestees cheated two persons using the fake Facebook account.