2 more election office staffers held in Ctg

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Published: 01:08, Nov 14,2019


Police arrested two more employees of Chattogram election office in a case of issuing National Identity Cards to Rohingyas on Wednesday.

The arrestees were Anwar Hosen, 45, office assistant of Mirsarai election office and Abul Khayer Bhuiyan, 48, office assistant at Bandar election office in the city.

Chattogram Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism and transnational crime unit inspector Rajesh Barua said with them, 10 persons have been arrested so far in the case.

Rajesh, also the investigation officer of the case, said based on information given by the other arrestees, Anwar and Bulbul were arrested at their residences in the port city.

The inspector said 10 election office staff were arrested till Wednesday for allegedly issuing NID to Rohingyas.

On September 17, police arrested three people including office assistant of Double Mooring election office Jainal Abedin for their alleged connection in issuing National Identification Cards to Rohingyas.

By using the Election Commission’s laptop they made NID and uploaded information on national database.

A day after, Double Mooring election officer Pallabi Chakma filed a case in Kotwali police under Digital Security Act and Election Commission Act.

In August, they arrested a Rohingya woman, Lucky Akter. After this commisison formed a probe committee.

In primary investigation, they came to know that few officials of the commission were involved in this process.

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