Rapid Action Battalion has arrested two brothers for swindling money for a fraud, who claims to be a master of a genie.
A team of Rab-2 arrested Abu Mia, 22, in the capital's New Market area around 6:30pm on Friday and recovered a bKash receipt of Tk 4 lakh from him. Based on his statement, a team of Rab-13 arrested his brother, Milon Mia, 24, at Gobindaganj in Gaibandha early yesterday.
The gang of 10 people including the siblings has deceived over 100 people in different areas across the country in the last two years, Rab-2 Commanding Officer KM Azad told a press briefing yesterday at its headquarters in the capital.
Quoting Abu, the Rab official said one Azmal was the gang leader, who used to call people over the phone posing as a master of a genie.
The others' job was to collect money as per Azmal's instruction, he added.
To trick people effectively, the gang first study the background of the targeted people, and ask for money by making phone calls at midnight reminding them of their past, the Rab official said.
Following the same tactic, the master of a genie called a woman of Hazaribagh in the capital on April 10, and took Tk 4 lakh from her. As the ghost caller asked for Tk 10 lakh more, the woman got suspicious and informed Rab.