5 fraudsters held in city

Staff Correspondent

4 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police have arrested five members of an organised gang which swindled 11 banks and financial institutions out of millions of taka.

A team of Motijheel Detective Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) nabbed them from Khilgaon and Rampura in the capital on Tuesday.

They are Al Amin alias Jamil Sharif, 34, Kha M Hasan Imam alias Bidyut, 47, Abdullah Al Shahid, 41, Rezaul Islam, 38, and Shah Jahan, 39. A private car was also seized from them.

AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (detective) of the DMP, briefed journalists at the DMP media centre on Wednesday.

He said that they are members of a gang. “They entered the server of NID, removed the photos of their targeted people and put photos of theirs, but didn’t change names and addresses. Later, they made fake TIN certificates, trade licences and other things against the fake NIDs.”

After that they submitted the papers and documents to the banks and financial institutions for loans on various purposes, including buying flats.

They hired houses for one to two months and turned it into gorgeous offices.  When bankers visited there for verification, they got convinced. After getting the loan, the gang members stopped communicating with the bankers.

Two cases were filed at Paltan and Khilgaon Police Stations in this regard.