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Question paper leaks: CID charges ring of 125 people, including 87 DU students

  • Published at 08:15 pm June 23rd, 2019
File photo: Students from different departments come together at the rally under the banner of 'Dhaka University Against Question Leak,' in front of Raju Memorial sculpture on October 21, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

The CID said it was also the same ring which coached admission-seeking students at a house in Savar's rural power plant area on leaked questions for 2015 and 2016 admission tests

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police has pressed charges against 125 people, including 87 Dhaka University (DU) students, for their involvement in leaking university admission test question papers.

CID Police Senior Assistant Superintendent Sumon Kumar Das, investigation officer in the case, submitted the charge sheet against the 125 people to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court on Sunday.

Confirming the filing of the charge sheet, CMM Court General Recording Officer Sub Inspector Md Nijam Uddin told Dhaka Tribune that "the charge sheet in the case was submitted against 125 people, including 87 DU students.

Of the accused, 47 have been arrested in the last one and a half years, and the rest are absconding, with 46 having given confessional statements. According to the charge sheet, of the 47 who have been arrested, 18 are from Dhaka University.

Some officials engaged in the investigation said the leaking incident in this case was from October 19, 2017.

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Based on a tip-off, detectives raided two DU student halls on the same night. Two students, Mamun and Rana, were arrested during the drive. CID arrested admission-seeker Rafi from the exam hall after interrogating the detainees and a case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station in this regard.

The CID said it was also the same ring which coached admission-seeking students at a house in Savar's rural power plant area on leaked questions for 2015 and 2016 admission tests.

Police conducted a drive and arrested the mastermind of this ring, Natore District Sports official Rakibul Hasan Asami, and his associates press employee Khan Bahadur, his relative Saiful, and Rajshahi University students Bonny and Maruf.

Initially, the investigative team found out about question paper leaks from printing press workers, but it was difficult to identify another ring using contemporary digital technology and social media, CID officials said.

Eventually though, detectives arrested several others at different times over the last year, once the digital fraud ring was identified.

They said the masterminds of the digital ring were BKSP assistant directors Olip Kumar Bishwas and Ibrahim. Mustafa Kamal, Hafizur Rahman Hafiz, and Tajul Islam were cooperating with him.

A huge amount of illegal wealth, including Tk20 crore, was found with the above mentioned masterminds and their associates.

A case was filed with Uttara West Police Station, under the money laundering ACT, to confiscate their assets.

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