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Fake Corona Test Bid

3 arrested for forging seals of ministry

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Police arrested three persons allegedly for defrauding people of money promising that they would authorize them to open agencies for conducting corona test in exchange for money.

They are Abul Hasan Tushar, chairman, Abdullah Al Amin, managing director, and Mohammad Shahin Mia, marketing officer of so called TKS Health Service.

Gulshan Zonal Team of DB Gulshan Division arrested them in Tejgaon in the capital and Jhalakathi district on Tuesday night.

Harun-Or-Rashid, joint commissioner (Cyber and Special Crime Division-DB North) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), revealed this to reporters at the DMP media centre on Wednesday.

The arrestees with their accomplices set up an office of TKS Healthcare Service, which they called a sister concern of TKS Group, on the first floor of Al-Razi Complex on Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani at Paltan, he said.

According to the officer, on July 11, they submitted an application to Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque requesting him to permit them to set up Covid-19 test booths across the country.

They stated in the application that they had 5,126 frontline fighters ready for conducting Covid tests. They said that they would offer free corona test. But the ministry did not permit them.

Later, they made fake seals of the officers concerned of the ministry and forged necessary papers to prove that they were permitted for the tests.