A team of Detective Branch of police arrested three people including a local Juba League leader along with fake cheques worth Tk 1,200 crore at Tarash upazila in Sirajganj on Wednesday.
The arrested are Md Rabbi Shakil alias DJ Shakil, 32, vice president of Tarash upazila JL unit, IT specialist Md Humayan Kabir, 28, and manager Md Harun Rashid, 26, from Naogaon.
A case was filed against them with Bogura Sadar police station on charges of fraudulence and another under Digital Security Act, said Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan, superintendent of Bogura police.
The police said that Rabbi Shakil was the chairman of two companies named Rishan International and International Bank Loan Service.
Police seized cheques worth Tk 1,201.72 crore, fake appointment letters of the army, fake identity cards of various media outlets and equipment used for forgery from his office.
According to Bogura District DB police sources, Amanatullah Tareq, owner of Amayra Agrofarm in Bogura, and Ashiq, owner of Ovi Agrofarm, contacted them after seeing an advertisement of ‘International Loan Service’ on their Facebook page.
DJ Shakil took Tk 14.35 lakh in the name of arranging them a bank loan of Tk 5 crore through commission. They were then mailed a letter of loan approval from the Department of Youth Development and scanned copies of two cheques worth Tk 4.5 crore.
But as they had not received the original copies for a long time, they inquired about it and found the loan approval letters and the cheques fake.
Later, they informed the matter to the police.
A police team led by DB inspector Imran Mahmud Tuhin raided Shakil’s office in Tarash at 5:00pm on Wednesday and arrested them, said the SP at the press conference.
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