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2 fraudsters arrested

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  • 19 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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2 fraudsters arrested

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Police arrested two members of an organised gang of fraudsters from Nawabganj and Mirpur in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The gang defrauded at least 20 persons of around Tk40 millions luring them with promise of jobs in Europe and Australia in the last five years.

The gang set up a fake travel agency ‘Al-Arafat Travels and Tours’ and cheated the fortune seekers.

Dhaka Metro South unit of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested them. They are Jahirul Islam alias Ripon, 50, and Abu Yameen alias Ashiqur Rahman.

Mizanur Rahman, superintendent of police (SP) of the Dhaka Metro South unit, revealed this while briefing reporters at his office at Banasree in Rampura on Wednesday.

Police primarily could identify four members of the racket. The fraudsters introduced themselves as senior officers of the government, the police officer said.

They used gorgeous dresses and luxurious cars to befool people who came to them for jobs.

Although they mentioned that their travel agency office is located at Unicorn Plaza in Gulshan-2, the existence of the office was not found, he said.

Some members of the gang collected job seekers from field level while some others in the guise of officers talked to them (fortune seekers) and took money, Mizanur Rahman said.

The members of the racket did not send anybody abroad.

A victim filed a case against four members of the racket with Rampura Police Station on July 31.