The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police yesterday claimed to have busted a "fraud gang" and arrested 13 members of the gang, for allegedly collecting money from people in the name of providing jobs.
Molla Nazrul Islam, special superintendent of CID, said, “Running an office in Dhaka's corporate area in the name of a reputed and famous company, the group used to give fake advertisements in vernacular daily newspapers for recruiting employees.”
During a briefing at CID headquarters in the city, the official said the fraudsters used to collect money from three lakh to 15 lakh from victims as security money, pension scheme and private car.
“When job seekers came to the office on their joining date, they would see the office gate locked and found their mobile number switched off,” said the CID official.
On a tip-off, CID launched a drive on Wednesday and made the arrests while they were inaugurating a new office, he added.
They were also accused in seven fraudulence cases filed with Ramna, Gulshan and Paltan police stations. A money laundering case was filed against the arrestees.