Five remanded in first Digital Security Act case

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:18, Oct 11, 2018 | Updated : 20:29, Oct 11, 2018

Five persons of a false question paper leak syndicate have been charged under the Digital Security Act

A Dhaka Court has granted two days to quiz five persons in the first case filed under the Digital Security Act on charges of selling fake question papers online for medical college entrance exam.

The accused, identified as Kawsar Gazi, Sohel Mia, Tarikul Islam Shovon, Rubaiyat Tanvir Aditya and Masudur Rahman Emon, were arrested earlier on Thursday during a raid conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police.

 “Gazi, 19, the mastermind of the operation, admitted that they resorted to making fake question papers as getting the original ones have become a lot tougher,” said CID’s special superintendent, Mollah Nazrul Islam.

They used fake Facebook IDs to sell fake question papers with false assurance to buyers of those being the real ones, the policeman said before adding that this ring has been active for quite a while now.

CID officers confiscated mobiles and laptops during the raid.

“The case is under investigation; hopefully, we will be able to arrest more members of the group,’ the investigating police officer said.

This is the first case under the much-talked-about Digital Security act which was given legal status after the president’s consent on Monday (Oct 8).