Thursday, 7 July, 2022

7 corona certificate fakers held

7 corona certificate fakers held

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Seven members of a gang who are involved in cheating fortune seekers by providing fake Covid-19 test certificates have been arrested from Banani in the capital.

The seven are Jasim Uddin, 28, Tarekul Islam, 26, Alamgir Hossain, 20, Ripon Mia, 28, Ariful Islam, 20, Ahmed Hossain Shahdat, 18 and Shamim Hossain, 30. A team of Rapid Action Battalion-1 (RAB) made the arrest early on Sunday.

Lt Col Abdullah Al Momen, commanding officer of RAB-1, disclosed the information to reporters at his office in the city. They had long been complicit in committing the crime, he said.

Posing as doctors, nurses and hospital staffers, the fraudsters gained confidence of the fortune seekers and provided them with fake Covid certificates, said the official, adding that they each paid Tk 10,000 or more for a certificate.