EC sacks 44 officials over link with fraud gang

04 March 2021


Staff Reporter :
A fraud gang has been engaged in misappropriating money from banks and financial institutions by way of fake national ID cards, trade license and TIN certificates. "And a group ofemployees of the Election Commission (EC) used to help the gang in the fraudulence. The EC has terminated 44 employees on that charges. Detectives have found evidence of scam in 11 banks and financial institutions. Later, in  separate drives on Tuesday they arrested five members of the gang in Khilgaon and Rampura areas in the city," said Metropolitan Police Additional Commissioner AKM Hafeez Akter on Wednesday.
He also revealed their identities. They are Al Amin alias Jamil Sharif, KM Hasan Imam alias Bidyut, Abdullah Al Shahid, Rezaul Islam and Shahjahan.
Cases were filed with Khilgaon and Paltan police stations in December, 2020 on charges of fradulance over taking loan using fake NID cards.
During investigation, Detective Branch's Motijheel division on February 28 arrested one Biplob who informed that a section of dishonest employees of the EC had been involved in the fraudulence.
On March 1, Biplob gave confessional statement in a court. Acting on his statement, the DB arrested Al Amin, the mastermind of the gang.

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