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Fraud held for extorting Tk12 lakh from job seekers

  • Published at 10:14 pm July 5th, 2019
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Police presents a fraud arrested for cheating people by promising to help them get jobs in the army on Friday, July 5, 2019 PBI

Sohel Shikder, 48, extorted around Tk12 lakh from job seekers by identifying himself as an army contractor and promising them jobs in the army without any written tests

A man has been arrested for cheating people by promising to help them get jobs in the army.

Sohel Shikder, 48, extorted around Tk12 lakh from job seekers by identifying himself as an army contractor and promising them jobs in the army without any written tests.

Sohel used to provide the job seekers with appointment letter in exchange of money. Sohel’s wife Selina Begam and his associate Khalilur Rahman helped in the cheating.   

The information came to light after officials from the Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested Sohel from the city’s Bhashantek area on Thursday on charge of extorting money, from job-seekers through fraud.

The PBI seized job related important documents along with different types of evidences. 

The other two accomplices of Sohel are still at large, PBI sources said.

The information was revealed at a press conference by Abul Kalam Azed, special superintendent of police (SS) of Dhaka Metro (north) on Friday noon. 

According to the press release, Shipon Protap, one of the sufferers said that Sohel assured him of giving the post of an office assistant in the army. 

At an initial stage, Sohel demanded Tk3 lakh and took the original SSC and HSC  certificates from Shipon. 

Shipon had to sell his mother’s and sister’s jewellery in order to pay the money. When Shipon handed over the money to Sohel on February 7, Sohel gave him an appointment letter where, February 24, was mentioned as the joining date.

SS Abul Kalam said, accordingly, Shipon contacted Sohel on the date of joining. But Sohel told Shipon that he has to wait for some days. Later, Sohel gave another appointment letter to Shipon on March 3 and demanded more Tk3 lakh. 

This time Shipon managed money by borrowing and handed it over to Sohel in the presence of Sohel’s wife and his associate, he added.

Later, Sohel informed Shipon of medical test. Shipon received a text message regarding the medical test on March 17. On the day, Sohel along with Shipon went to the Matikata check-post in the Dhaka Cantonment area for the test. 

After staying for some time at the place, Sohel told Shipon to wait until his named was called and left. But neither Sohel returned nor anybody called him for medical test, SS Abul Kalam went on reading. 

The same night, Shipon received another text message on his cell phone for doing medical test. This time Shipon understood that he has fallen into a trap. 

Sohel, Selina and Khalilur Rahman embezzled Tk6,00,00 from Debasish Bishwas in the same way, SS Abul Kalam said.   

SS Abul Kalam said, Sohel and his associates embezzled Tk12 lakh from job seekers. A case has been filed with the Bhashantek police station in this connection.

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