Four arrested in Cox’s Bazar for helping Rohingyas get passports

Staff Correspondent

29 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Four people, including three current and former councillors and an employee of Cox’s Bazar municipality, were nabbed Sunday morning on charges of helping Rohingyas get birth registration certificates, Bangladeshi passports and put their names on the electoral register.

The arrestees are councillor of Ward No. 2 Mizanur Rahman, former councillor of Ward No. 10 Javed Kaiser Nobel, former councillor of Ward No. 11 Rafiqul Islam and office assistant of birth registration section of Cox’s Bazar municipality Didarul Islam Mubin.

When the arrestees were placed before the Cox’s Bazar Special Judges Court at 12:00 noon, the judge sent them to jail.

Earlier, a team of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), led by Deputy Director of ACC’s Coordinated District Office Chattogram-2 Mahbub Alam and Assistant Director Sharif Uddin, conducted operations in several areas of the coastal city in the morning and captured them.

Mahbub Alam said they received a complaint that the current and former councillors with the help of the office assistant helped Rohingyas get birth registration certificates and include their names in the voter list in exchange for money so that they can obtain Bangladeshi passports.

Cases were filed against them after a long investigation and they were arrested in two cases.