The Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested a local Jubo League leader among three persons from Tarash upazila of Sirajganj on Wednesday afternoon for their alleged involvement with cheque forgery.
Bogra DB police made the disclosure at a press briefing at its district head office around 11:45pm yesterday.
The arrestees are- Md Rabbi Shakil alias DJ Shakil, 32, son of Kazi Golam Mostafa from Tarash upazila of Sirajganj, Md Humayun Kabir Milon, 28, son of Abdul Malek from Kushumdi area, and Md Harun-Ur-Rashid alias Saiful Islam, 26, son of Md Saidur Rahman from Manda upazila of Naogaon.
Md Rabbi Shakil alias DJ Shakil is the vice-president of Tarash upazila unit Jubo League.
They were arrested in a case file by after Amanullah Tareq- a victim of the cheque forgery gang.
Confirming the matter, Bogra district Superintendent of Police (SP) Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan told Banglanews: “A DB team in a drive arrested them from the headquarters of Rishan Group, adjacent to Tarash Upazila Parishad Complex. During the drive, DB also seized fake cheques worth Tk 12.1 crore, and computers.”
“The accused persons have been engaged in cheque forgery through various online platforms for long. They recently opened a Facebook page titled ‘International Bank and Loan Service’ in where they posted various advertisement regarding fake bank loans,” he said.
The forgery gang used to operate though 22 newspapers, 12 Facebook IDs and 35 Facebook pages. DB police received complaints from more than 20 people who were victimized by the forgery gang, the SP said.
The arrestees will be produced before court on Thursday with a 10-day remand plea from police, the SP added.
BDST: 1550 HRS, AUG 13, 2020