Three hackers among five held over fake birth certificates

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The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police arrested five suspects, including three hackers, for creating fake birth registration certificates by hacking servers, reports UNB.

The law enforcers conducted special drives and arrested them from Chattogram, Narail, Dhaka, Gazipur and Sirajganj, said Asif Mohiuddin, additional commissioner of CMP's CTTC unit in a press briefing on Sunday.

However, the identities of the arrestees have not yet been disclosed by the police.

Of them, three are hackers, said the additional commissioner, adding that legal action will be taken against them.

Meanwhile, 134 fake birth certificates were issued from several wards in Chattogram between 8 and 31 January.

Several cases have also been registered in different police stations in the city.

Police said the hacker gang has infiltrated the birth registration server and created more than 5000 birth certificates.

Earlier, four more members of the gang were arrested by the police.