Members of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested two members of a fraud gang for their alleged involvement in
deceiving people in the name of providing jobs in the capital’s Motijheel commercial area.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of CID Dhaka Metro (North), Minhazul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune: “Acting in a secret information that a fraud gang was used to deceive people by taking money from job seekers in the name of providing jobs, a team of CID conducted several drives in Motijheel commercial area yesterday from 5pm to 6pm and arrested Miraj Hossain Tushar, 28, and Ripon Miah, 28.”
“The gang attracted the job seekers by publishing eye catching advertisement in several job related newspapers including Chakrir Khobor, Chakrir Bazar to provide jobs,” the official said.
“The gang used to take money from people in the name of providing jobs at Grameenphone, Robi, Banglalink and other private companies including Pran-RFL for many days and even they had provided fake appointment letter of these companies,” he said.
The information about the fraud gang disclosed when more than hundreds people were rushed to Pran-RFL offices with their fake appointment letter recently.
The CID official said: “The gang took Tk4,500 for security and training and later they took Tk20,000 more saying that the job seekers will get motorbike from the company as they would work at the field.”
However, the arrestees are mid level members of the gang and the ringleader of the gang managed to flee from the scene while CID conducted the drive.
A case will be filed in this connection, said the ADC.