Jasim hailed from Khanbaria village under Singair of Manikganj. The gang members purchased most of their land after 2006. They changed ownership of the land in their favour. At Singair upazila sub-registry officer, CID found documents of 34.9 acres of lands owned by Jasim, his wife Sharmin and mother Zahura Bhuiyan, sources said.

Besides, Salam possesses three acres of land while his wife Nasreen Akter owns 0.12 acres, Alamgir 0.61 acres, Parvez 0.10 acres in Manikganj.

CID sources added that Jasim owns two buildings in Mirpur area, two cars and one motorbike. He also owns two garment factories in Dhaka.

CID traced Tk 650 million of deposits into the 135 bank accounts – 33 of Jasim, 13 of Sharmin, four of Shahjadi, eight of Zakir, four of Alamgir, five of Parvez and one of Salam. Of the money, Tk 640 million was withdrawn. Around Tk 420 million, Tk 370 million, Tk 60 million had been transacted separately by the respective bank accounts of Jasim, Moyez Uddin Ahmed Prodhan (gang member), Sharmin and Salam.

CID’s assistance police super Jewel Chakma is investigating the question-leaking gang. He told Prothom Alo that a money laundering case would be filed against the accused gang members.

Investigating the 2017 Dhaka University question paper leak incidence, CID in July last year detained Jasim, Salam and five others in allegation of leaking medical and dental college question papers. Earlier, a case under Public Examinations (Offence) Act was filed with Mirpur police station, naming 14 identified and 150-200 unidentified criminals.

So far, CID has arrested 13 persons. Before the court, Jasim, Salam and four others admitted their crime.

According to the CID officials, Salam and his seven family members formed the question leak syndicate with a country-wide network.

Supervising officer for the investigation and Cyber Police Center’s special police super SM Ashraful said that drives are on to arrest the fugitives.

*This report appeared in Prothom Alo print and online edition, and has been rewritten in English by Sadiqur Rahman

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