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Online gambling racket busted

9 arrested; the ring used to make Tk 3-5cr transactions a month

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Online gambling racket busted

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police on Saturday arrested nine operators of a gambling site from Meherpur, Chuadanga and Cox’s Bazar.

The arrestees have been siphoning off Tk 3-5 crores in every month since April through the ‘1xbetbd.com’ site. The site is maintained from Russia. The accused are Swapan Mahmud, 27, Nazmul Haque, 21, Aslam Uddin, 35, Murshid Alam Lipu, 25, Shishir Molla, 21, Mahfuzur Rahman alias Nawab, 26, his wife Monira Akhter Mili, 24, Mohammad Sadik, 22 and Masum Rana, 20.

Kamrul Ahsan, additional deputy inspector general (Cyber Police Centre) of CID, in a briefing on Sunday told journalist that the arrestees allured people, mostly youths, to the site for gambling over T20 World Cup, IPL, Big Bash, English Premier League and other games.

He said about 60 to 70 people, including some sales representatives and depot managers of Nagad, a mobile banking site, were involved in the crimes. The CID officer further said that around Tk 24 lakh was transacted through different Nagad accounts in everyday.