Police have claimed that a senior official of Bangladesh Bank (BB) is the leader of a gang behind a spate of question paper leaks in bank recruitment exams and public university admission tests.
Abu Zafar Majumder aka Rubel, an assistant director of Bangladesh Bank in collaboration with another bank official named Curzon and Pulokesh Das Bachchu, an Upazila election official, as well as several others have been involved in question paper leaks over the years and earned millions of takas.
Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division (north) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) detained 10 members of a question paper leak gang from different parts of the capital on April 6. Three bank officials are also among the arrestees.
Police extracted the information by interrogating the arrested people.
Abdul Baten, joint commissioner of DMP’s Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division, said Abu Zafar is the `mastermind’ of the question leak gang.
Abu Zafar runs the racket while pursuing his public service. He was involved with question leaks since student life, police official Baten said.
There are at least 20 people in the gang which has been leaking question papers for the last 7-8 years. The members of the racket managed to get jobs for scores of people in government offices and banks by supplying question papers in exchange for money, he said.
Intelligence officials said the members leaked question papers of recruitment tests and public university admission tests in several phases. The whole process was controlled by Pulokesh and Curzon following the directives of Abu Zafar.
The gang also operated a `one-stop centre’ that supplied question papers and answer sheets to the examinees and job seekers, said Golam Saqline, additional deputy commissioner of DMP’s Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division.
“The one-stop centre located in Panthapath prepared answer sheets of the leaked question papers and supplied the sheets to the examinees,” he said.
“The masterminds will be brought to justice soon. Efforts are underway to arrest other members of the gang,” Saqline added.
Sources at Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division said Abu Zafar joined Bangladesh Bank in 2015. He completed his graduation and post graduation from Jagannath University. Pulokesh also studied in the same university. Curzon was a university student too.
These fraudsters have been involved in question paper leaks since student life. They used a small ‘smart device’ the size of an ATM card to leak question papers, police said.
Moshiur Rahman, deputy police commissioner of DMP’s Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division, said the trio managed to get their own jobs by committing fraud.
“We will get to know the details after the arrest of the remaining members of the gang. We are working to that end,” the police official said.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com