11 members of a cheating gang arrested in Rangpur06 March 2021
Officer in-charge of Rangpur\'s Kotwali Police Station Abdur Rashid speaks at a press conference on Friday.
Staff Reporter, Rangpur :
Police have arrested 11 people, including Bina Rani, the ringleader of a money laundering ring using women, in Rangpur.
The arrestees are Jahangir Alam alias Kachi (34), Ahsan Habib (25), Shri Vishnu Roy alias Akash (19), Sekendar Raja (28), Shyamal alias Nur Islam (55), Sohagi alias Razia (32), Jonaki alias Tisha. (21), Jannatul Ferdous alias Jannati (20),Shahnaz (35) and Liza Moni (19).
Police also recovered 13 mobile phones, 3 ATM cards and Tk 22,000 in cash from their possession.
Officer in-charge of Rangpur's Kotwali Police Station Abdur Rashid at a press conference on Friday said the gang used to trap people in love, sex and cheating for a long time and took people hostage in a rented house. Recently, a businessman from Nilphamari fell into the trap of Bina and was cheated of Tk 2.5 lakh.
The Metropolitan Kotwali Police arrested Bina from her home with the help of information technology. Later, police conducted raids in different areas of the city including Nurpur and arrested 11 members of the gang.
OC Abdur Rashid also said that recently an official of Gangachara Upazila Parishad lost Tk 75,000 rupees falling into the trap of Bina's gang. He filed a case with the police on February 13 over the incident.
Police said for a long time, Bina had been using beautiful women to take simple people hostage. There are also two cases of human trafficking against her.