Bigo Apps loots Tk 108cr spreading obscenity in Bangladesh06 October 2022
Staff Reporter :
Bigo Technology Limited is a China-based video sharing app popularly known as Bigo Bangla Limited in Bangladesh has cheated Tk108 crore from Bangladeshi users by spreading obscenity in one and a half years time. Bigo has also smuggled Tk 79 crore taka to Singapore.
The investigation of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police has revealed such information.
CID got such sensational evidence while investigating a case under Digital Security and Pornography Control Act with Paltan police station.
The CID then filed another case under the Money Laundering Act against five persons, including Chinese national Yao Jie, managing director (MD) of Bigo Technology. The other defendants in this case are Bigo Bangla Limited, Bigo Bangla workers SM Nazmul Haque, Arif Hossain, Munsun Holding. In the second case filed by the CID, Yao Ji, a Chinese citizen and MD of Bigo, has been accused of smuggling 79 crore taka from Bangladesh to abroad.
According to CID, Munsun Holding Limited has assisted Bigo Technology in collecting this money for the purpose of smuggling.
It is reported that CID arrested five people including Chinese national Yao Jie in June last year on charges of spreading obscenity through live streaming apps Bigo.
The arrested Bangladeshis were identified as Mostafa Saif Reza, 26; Arif Hossain, 27; SM Nazmul Haque, 27; and Asmaul Husna, 28.
A case was also filed against them under Digital Security and Pornography Control Act with Paltan police station.
Later, CID's Cyber Police Center started investigating the case. After a long investigation, investigating officer Sub-Inspector (SI) Sohail Rana filed a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act on allegations of systematic embezzlement and smuggling of money.