Miscreants have allegedly cloned the official Sim card of Araihazar upazila nirbahi officer (UNO), and are demanding money from headmasters of different schools.
The UNO's personal assistant Kabir Hossain filed a general diary with Araihazar Police Station in this regard on Saturday night.
The complaint says on Saturday night, headmasters of different secondary schools of the upazila got text messages from the UNO's number, demanding Tk 5,000-7,000 through mobile financial services, for allotment of laptops. Some teachers informed the UNO, and he found that the number was exactly the same as his.
UNO Sohag Hossain said he suspects that some criminals had cloned his mobile number. The headmasters have also been alerted to not pay any money, he said.
Akhter Hossain, officer-in-charge of Araihazar Police Station, said no one was identified until yesterday evening.