Pulokesh Das Bachchu, the kingpin of a racket arrested for his alleged involvement in question paper leaks in job recruitment exams, used to pose variously as an upazila election officer or Rupali Bank official.
He used his fake identity in order to make himself a reliable person to examinees, said sources at Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division (north).
Pulokesh was arrested in the city’s Shyamoli on April 17.
Earlier on April 6, DMP’s Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested 10 members of the question paper leak gang. Three bank officials were also among them.
A case was filed with Ramna police station the same day.
DB arrested Pulokesh following the statement of those arrested.
According to intelligence officials, Pulokesh completed his graduation in statistics at Jagannath University. Even though he failed to manage a job for himself, he helped at least 25 people get jobs in various banks by cheating in recruitment tests.
Pulokesh and his associates have so far earned more than Tk50 lakh from their scheme, they said.
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Golam Saqline, additional deputy commissioner of DMP’s Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division, said: “He used to introduce himself as an upazila election officer to others while to his family he is a senior officer of Rupali Bank. He is the kingpin of the racket.”
During interrogation, Pulokesh said he had introduced himself as a government officer to the examinees to make him a reliable person to them, said police.
According to police, Pulokesh said the racket managed to get question papers from exam halls with the help of teachers and staff minutes after the test began. Then it solved the question paper at the one-stop centre located in Panthapath and sent the answers to the examinees that had deals with the racket.
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The answers were sent to the exam halls through two small devices. One device is the size of an ATM card, which is installed on the examinee’s body. The other device is a mini size bluetooth earphone, which is put in the examinee’s ear. The racket called the related examinee and the call was received automatically to get the answers, said police from Pulokesh’s statement.
Pulokesh and two others of the racket, Firoz Ahmed and Monirul Islam, were shown arrested in the case filed with Ramna police station and produced before the court.
Abdus Sobhan, cantonment zonal team inspector of DMP’s Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division, said Pulokesh gave his confessional statement before the court while the two others were sent on remand for one day each.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com