Police Bureau of Investigation of Dhaka Metro (Uttara) today claimed to have arrested one member of a fraud gang from Bhasantek area of the capital for his alleged involvement in collecting money from people in the name of providing job in army.
The arrestee is identified as Sohel Shikdar, 48, son of late Roushan Ali Shikdar of Chouhali upazila in Sirajganj, according to a press release of the PBI.
Based on one victim’s complaint, the PBI conducted a drive at Rupali Housing in Bhasantek area around 12:20pm yesterday and arrested Sohel Shikdar.
The law enforcers also recovered some important documents and evidences from his possession.
By developing friendship with victim Shipon Protab, 24, son of Bhanu Protab of Dhaka’s Motjheel, Sohel took his all main certificates and took a total Tk 6 lakh from him with assurance of helping him for getting a job in the army.
Shipon managed the money by selling gold ornaments of his mother and sister and also by taking loans form relatives and handed it over to Sohel.
Later, Shipon met Sohel and demanded his appointment letter and joining date of the job.
Without giving him appointment letter, Sohel sent Shipon to Combined Military Hospital for medical checkup and went into hiding. Shipon then lodged a complaint with PBI against Sohel.
In primary interrogation, Sohel has confessed to his crimes.
The PBI has filed a case with Bhasantek Police Station against Sohel in this connection.