Five members of a fraud gang were sued under the Digital Security Act, 2018 after police arrested them from different parts of Dhaka on charge of cheating people by selling ‘fake question papers’ of medical admission test digitally.
DC (Mothijheel division) of DMP Anwar Hossain confirmed that it was the first case filed under the newly enacted act.
A special team of the Organised Crime unit conducted simultaneous drives in Dhaka’s Kajla and Dania of Jatrabari and Alifnagar of Badda area from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday based on secret information and arrested them, said CID Special Super (Organised Crime unit) Molla Nazrul Islam.
Then they filed a case with Paltan Police Station under the Digital Security Act 2018, he said.
During a preliminary interrogation, Kawser Gazi revealed that they prepared fake question papers of medical admission test as they failed to leak the real question papers this time.
Later, they sold the fake question papers to some admission seekers using fake IDs of Facebook.
“The case is now under investigation. We hope more members of the syndicate would be arrested soon,” he hoped.
The CID team also seized mobile phone sets, laptops and SIM cards from their possessions.
The arrestees are Kawser Gazi, 19, hailing from Pirojpur, Md Sohel Mia, 21, hailing from Matlab upazila in Chandpur district, Md Tariqul Islam Shovon, 19, hailing from Madaripur district, Rubyat Tanvir alias Adittya, of Noagaon and Masudur Rahman Imon, hailing from Tangail district.
Amid concerns from different quarters, the ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018′ was passed in Parliament on September 19 to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu, and illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data.
President Abdul Hamid assented to the much-talked-about Digital Security Bill making it a law on October 8.