Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members today claimed to have arrested 10 members of a fraud gang for allegedly swindling a large sum of money from people in the name of providing government jobs.
The arrestees cheated Tk 1.55 crore from 22 job seekers from February to March this year in the name of getting them jobs at different organisations of the government, said Lt Col Mohammad Iftekhar, commanding officer of Rab-14, at a press briefing in his office in Mymensingh today.
The Rab official said they started investigation after getting a complaint on September 26 that the fraud gang took money from people of remote areas of Sherpur and Jamalpur districts in the name of providing government jobs.
A team of Rab-14 arrested the 10 from Mirpur area of Dhaka last night after conducting a drive, our Mymensingh correspondent reports quoting the Rab official.
The Rab team recovered fake job circulars, government job application forms, photocopies of academic certificates from job seekers and chequebooks of banks from them during the drive.
The arrestees are: Noor Hossain (52), Rana Miah (30), Mominur Rahman (32), Muraduzzaman (27), Shamim Hossain (40), Ariful Islam (29), Ferdous Wahid Tushar (29), Mahabubur Rahman Munshi (37), Faruk Mollah (48), and Babul alias Bijoy (45).
During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to the Rab to their offences, said the commanding officer.