Judicial

10 fraud gang members held for issuing fake driving licenses

Detectives have arrested 10 members of a fraud gang involved in issuing fake driving licenses.

The arrestees are Md Liton Pike, Sujan Pike, Md Hasan Sheikh alias Akchan, Md Ali alias Mister, Md Abdul Khalek, Md Abdullah Rony, Md Sohel Rana, Md Sohag, Md Nur Nabi and Md Humayun Kabir.

They used to introduce themselves as officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), said AKM Hafeez Akhter, Additional Commissioner of Police in DB, at a press briefing at DMP Media Center on Wednesday.

The organized crime and vehicle theft prevention team of DB of Lalbagh Division made the arrests after conducting a series of drives at Mirpur Mazar Road and Uttara’s Diabari area of the capital from early hours of Tuesday, said the official.

During the drive, police seized a huge amount of driving license applications, application form for apprentice driving license, dope test files, two monitors, two CPUs, two keyboards, a colour printer, a laminating machine, two VGA cables, two power cords, six stamps, 04 Nokia keypad mobiles, 14 mobile phone sets of different models from their possession.

Additional Commissioner of Police in DB AKM Hafeez Akhter said many road accidents occur in the country due to inefficiency of the drivers as getting a fake driving license has become easy for these frauds.

Following these accidents, detectives found a gang operating a fake BRTA office in the capital.

During interrogation, the arrestees said the application forms were taken out of the office with the help of some dishonest BRTA officials and their other associates.

They used to provide customers driving licenses using fake police verification reports with a fake seal, the DB official added.

Legal processes are underway against the arrestees, he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh