The Detective Branch of police yesterday claimed to have arrested seven members of a question paper leak gang from different areas of the capital.
The arrestees allegedly leaked question papers of exams held at different ministries and used to charge the candidates Tk 5 lakh to Tk 8 lakh, said Mohammad Alauddin, assistant commissioner of DB (serious crime unit).
The arrestees are Sohel Rana, Robiul Auwal, Mahmudul, Ansarul Islam, Sri Debasish, Rajiul Rahman and Rezaul Karim.
On information, law enforcers conducted drives in Siddheshwari, Mirpur and Kalabagan and made the arrests. The team also seized eight electronic devices, 29 batteries, three pendrives, nine Bluetooth devices, nine SIM cards and eight cellphones.
“Of them, Sohel is the mastermind and in primary interrogation, he admitted to have collected over Tk 1 crore from admission seekers,” said AC Alauddin.
Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the gang used to leak question papers of ministries' recruitment and competitive exams.
He was addressing reporters at DMP media centre yesterday.
The gang members usually get inside the exam hall as examinees. They take pictures of the question paper with electronic devices and send those to others waiting outside. They then quickly solve the questions and forward the answers to the actual examinees, he said.
A case was filed with Ramna Police Station, he added.