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Facebook hustlers using fake Taposh ID busted in Rangpur, Gazipur

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested two people for swindling people using a fake Facebook ID in the name of DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh.

The arrestees were named as Md Zakaria and Md Ekramul. Facebook device, and one mobile phone SIM, used for money transfer through bkash account.

Based on secret information, a team of Cyber and Special Crime Division of the DB conducted simultaneous drives in Rangpur and Gazipur districts from Jan 10 and arrested them.

Earlier, Monirul Islam, APS to the DSCC Mayor Taposh, filed a case with Shahbag Police Station on January 1 under Digital Security ACT.

Briefing reporters at DB office Compound on Tuesday, Additional Commissioner (DB) of the DMP AKM Hafiz Akhtar said that the accused opened a fake Facebook ID in the name of Taposh, and used it to introduce themselves as the mayor.

Later, they demanded money from various people alluring them with promises of jobs and would receive the monies through a bkash account. A case was filed in this regard at Shahbagh police station, Hafiz said.

He also said the DB’s Cyber and Special Crime Division worked on the arrests in Rangpur and Gazipur.

A fake Facebook ID in the name of Mayor Taposh was found being used in a mobile phone seized during the arrests.

Source: United News of Bangladesh