Police today claimed to have arrested four members of a fraud gang from Dhaka for allegedly swindling “hundreds of crores of Taka” from nearly 1000 people in the name of providing job in Qatar.
The gang having around 15 members cheated Tk 3 lakh to 4 lakh from each of the around 1000 jobseekers in the last three to four years, said Biplob Kumar Sarker, deputy commissioner (Tejgaon division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, at press briefing at his office.
The gang in connivance with a section of employees of popular job portal BDjobs uploaded fake circulars for jobs in lucrative posts like Retail Store Manager or Commercial Manager in Qatar-based companies, he said.
The police official said they started investigation after a victim lodged a complaint with Tejgaon Industrial Area Police Station recently and arrested the four including its gang leader Shahin Haider in the capital. His arrested associates are Hasan, Shyamol and Tajul.
They were produced before a Dhaka court today with a seven-day remand prayer for each of them, but the court granted one-day remand for each.