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3 February, 2019 09:30:38 AM
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RAB arrests 2 fake ACC officials

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
RAB arrests 2 fake ACC officials

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday (Saturday) claimed that they had detained two men posing as Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman and ACC commissioner. The duped more than 500 government officials and took away over Tk. 45 lakh. The two are Anisur Rahman, alias Babul (33), and a bkash agent Yeasin Talukder (23).

They were arrested from the capital’s Hazaribagh area on Friday. RAB seized 21 cell phones and 26 sim-cards registered under fake identities from their possession. They had been involved in fraudulent activities since 2014, Mahiuddin Faruki,  company commander of RAB-2, told a media briefing at it’s Kawran Bazar media centre in the capital.

The commander of the elite force said the two imposters used to introduce themselves as either chairman, commissioner or higher officials to government officials who have allegations of corruption against them. They misappropriated about Tk. 45 lakh from more than 500 officials.

“The fake ACC members first collected information about those who have charges of corruption against them. Then they got their numbers from telephone directories and told them that the ACC had filed cases.

The frauds lured the officials by saying that if they paid money the cases would be closed. They became more active after the countrywide crackdown on graft,” said the RAB commander.

Faruki said that ACC wrote to the RAB director general, Benazir Ahmed, about the matter on January 27.

“When RAB started investigating the case, they arrested two people along with their leader. During primary inquiry, the suspects also revealed that there are seven to 10 more groups who extort money from corrupt government officials.

They also used to collect money from Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Barguna and different locations across the country through bkash. They usually broke those sim cards that were used in collect money through bkash and those sim cards were registered under fake identities,” said the spokesperson.

“Anisur showed records of Tk. 8 lakh in the last six months from the recovered 14 bkash sim cards. RAB is trying to arrest rest of the associates of those arrested. A case has been filed in this regard,” added RAB commander Faruki.

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