1st case under Digital Security Act

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

5 of a suspected fraud gang sued under Digital Security Act, 2018 after police arrested them from different parts of the capital on charges of selling ‘fake question papers’ of medical admission test. Photo: Prothom AloFive members of a suspected fraud gang were sued under the Digital Security Act , 2018 after police arrested them from different parts of the capital on charges of cheating people by selling ‘fake question papers’ of medical admission test digitally, reports UNB.

DC (Mothijheel division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Anwar Hossain confirmed that it was the first case filed under the newly enacted act.

Briefing reporters at the CID headquarters of Malibagh in the city on Thursday, its special super (Organised Crime unit) Molla Nazrul Islam said a special team of the Organised Crime unit conducted simultaneous drives in the city’s Kajla, Dhania of Jatrabari and Alifnagar of Badda area between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Wednesday based on secret information and detained them.

Then they filed a case with Paltan police station under the Digital Security Act 2018, he said.

During a preliminary interrogation, Kawser Gazi revealed that they prepared fake question papers of medical admission test as they failed to leak the real question papers this time.

Later, they sold the fake question papers to some admission seekers using fake IDs of Facebook.

“The case is now under investigation. We hope more members of the syndicate would be arrested soon,” he hoped.

The CID team also seized mobile phone sets, laptops and SIM cards from their possessions.

The detainees are Kawser Gazi, 19, hailing from Pirojpur, Md Sohel Mia, 21, hailing from Matlab upazila in Chandpur, Md Tariqul Islam Shovon, 19, hailing from Madaripur district, Rubyat Tanvir alias Adittya, of Noagaon and Masudur Rahman Imon, hailing from Tangail.

Amid concerns from different quarters, the ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018’ was passed in parliament on 19 September to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu, and illegal activities in e-transactions and spreading defamatory data.

President Abdul Hamid assented to the much-talked-about Digital Security Bill making it a law on 8 October.

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