Detectives claimed to have arrested two individuals who deceived people -- opening Facebook accounts as Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh -- and offered jobs.
The two -- Md Jakaria and Ekramul Haque Raju -- were arrested from Rangpur and Gazipur on Sunday, said AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (detectives) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
The arrestees were identified after a case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station under Digital Security Act on January 1, he said at a press briefing yesterday at DB office on Minto Road in Dhaka.
In primary interrogation, Jakaria admitted that he opened a fake account and used to pose as Taposh virtually, to demand money from people in name of offering jobs.
The money was collected through a mobile money transfer service number registered in Ekramul's name, the DB official added.
Meanwhile, detectives said they arrested a man, Saiful Islam, from Rangpur on charge of hacking Facebook IDs of people and taking money from their friends and acquaintances.