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UZ vice-chairman among 8 held for leaking questions

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  • 23 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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UZ vice-chairman among 8 held for leaking questions
Ten people, including Bogura Dupchanchia Upazila Parishad Vice-chairman Mahbuba Nasrin Rupa and sacked auditor of the Controller General of Accounts (AGC) office Mahmudul Hasan Azad, were arrested along with different equipment in Kakrail and Kafrul of the capital on Friday in connection with the leak of recruitment test questions. The arrested were produced at a press conference at the DMP media centre on Saturday. — SUN PHOTO

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Ten people, including vice-chairman of an upazila parishad, were arrested in the capital on Friday for leaking out question papers printed for government job examination.

The questions papers were printed for conducting examinations meant for 550 posts of auditors of the Office of the Controller General Defence Finance.

The arrestees are Mahbuba Nasrin Rupa, vice chairman of Dupchanchia Upazila Parishad in Bogura, Mahmudul Hasan Azad, sacked assistant officer of Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Noman Siddique, Al Amin Rony, Nahid Hasan,  Shahid Ullah, Tanzir Ahmed, Razu Ahmed, Hasibul Hasan and Rakibul Hasan. Earlier in 2013, 2016 and 2019, arrestees Azad, Nahid and Al Amin were held for leaking question papers.

Police arrested them from Kafrul, Kakrail and Tejgaon Industrial areas on Friday, said AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, at a press briefing in the city on Saturday.Six earphones, five bank cheques, seven non-judicial stamps,  10 smart phone sets, 18 admit cards, and three sets of questions papers were seized from them.

The 70-mark MCQ tests were held at different centres in the capital from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday.

“On information, we first arrested two examinees from New Shahin Hotel at Kakrail and their information helped us arrest four others with electronic devices, question papers and answer scripts from Senpara in Kafrul,” the DB officer said.

Then the policemen conducted a raid at BG Press High School at Tejgaon Industrial area and arrested Rupa and another with digital devices.

Finally, the cops arrested other accused as per their information.

The arrestees leaked out question papers from examination centres and made answer scripts in their one-stop solution centres outside the exam centres, and sent those to their contracted jobseekers through digital apps.

They reached an agreement with each examinee that they have to pay Tk14 lakh to 16 lakh to ensure jobs.  In return, the jobseekers will get questions from MCQ to viva voce.

Before the MCQ examinations, they took an amount from the examinees. The remaining amount was to be given later. 

Arrestee Rupa played role as a media between the examinees and the organised gang, the police officer said.

Rupa herself sat for the examinations on Friday and provided devices to their contracted examinees, he said.

Police contacted 18 examinees and the answer scripts of two examinees matched the questions paper leaked. 

Earlier, the arrestees and their cohorts leaked out question papers of job examinations of different banks,  BIWTA, Directorate General of Family Planning, Department of Agriculture Extension, City Corporations, Controller General of Communication Accounts,  Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Department of Cooperatives, Directorate General of Food,  Sadharan Bima Corporation and  others.

The devices they provided the jobseekers look like ATMs cards. The devices work like mobile phones and tiny wireless ball-like earphone sets.