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Bank question paper leak cartel busted; 5 held

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Police have arrested five men, including a university IT officer, on charges of leaking questions of preliminary test for bank jobs.

Tejgaon Zonal Team under Tejgaon DB Division arrested the five in Dhaka and Dinajpur from November 6 to November 10.

AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), disclosed the information to reporters at DMP Media Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

The arrestees are Moktaruzzaman Royal, 26, ICT technician of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Shamsul Haque Shyamol, 34, an officer of Janata Bank’s Gulshan branch, Jane Alam Milon, 30, a senior officer of Rupali Bank, Mostafizur Rahman Milon, 38, a senior officer of Pubali Bank, and Raisul Islam Swapan, 36, said the officer.

With the help of their accomplices, they leaked the question papers and earned Tk 60 crore, he said.    Sukanta Biswas, sub-inspector of Tejgaon DB Division, filed a case against 28 people, including the five arrestees, and 20 to 25 unknown others on Wednesday.

Preliminary tests (officer, cash) of five state-owned banks were held on November 6. The banks are Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank and Bangladesh Development Bank.

The Selection Committee of Bangladesh Bank (BB) entrusted Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology with the task of setting questions and holding the exam.

Immediately after the tests, a number of examinees alleged that question papers were leaked before the exam.

Hafiz Akhter said that they received information about the question leakage on November 5, one day before the exam was held. Later, some policemen in guise of examinees contacted Swapan in Badda the next morning and he provided them with a question paper with answer scripts.

The policemen then arrested Swapan and the information extracted from helped them capture four others, he said.

During preliminary interrogation, they confessed that they distributed the question papers with answer scripts among 2,000 examinees via social media.