In 2013, five employees of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) drew two months' salary of 265 teachers and employees.
To appropriate the sum of Tk 40 lakh, the alleged fraudsters prepared fake monthly pay orders (MPOs).
Yesterday, the Anti-Corruption Commission arrested one of the suspects, Abul Fazal Md Belal, a system analyst of the Education Management Information System (EMIS) under the DSHE, from the capital's Segunbagicha.
According to the case document, the school section of the DSHE sent a draft sheet containing list of teachers and employees of different schools to the system analyst for MPO.
Later, Fazal, programmers Asaduzzaman and Ziaur Rahman and assistant programmers Rafiqul Islam and Nazib Ud Doula created an index number for 265 teachers and employees and included their names in the draft MPO list.
They then drew salaries and allowances worth Tk 40,22,650 for May and June of 2013 against the names of those teachers and employees.
A case was filed with Shahbagh Police Station on February 9, 2015, in this connection.
The ACC yesterday arrested six other people -- Rafiqul Islam, Harun-Ur-Rashid, Al Amin, Ekramul Haque, Asaduzzaman and Mosharraf Hossain -- from different parts of the country for misappropriating Tk 14.2 lakh in different periods.
Rafiqul, secretary of a government project in Tangail, allegedly misappropriated Tk 83,219 without reconstructing a road in 2012-13.
Rashid, superintendent of Shahjalal Sunniya Dakhil Madrasa, in collaboration with several others pocketed about Tk 5 lakh. The money was meant to pay salaries and allowances of teachers between 2012 and 2015.
Al Amin, a member of managing committee of Belgharia High School in Bogra, took about Tk 2.2 lakh from various people promising them teaching jobs.
Former general managers of Bhaluka Branch of Sonali Bank Ekramul and Asaduzzaman were arrested for drawing about Tk 4.43 lakh using fake vouchers.
Mosharraf, Union Parishad Secretary of Nababganj of Dinajpur, drew Tk 2.24 lakh forging signatures of the UP chairman and members.
In addition, the ACC arrested a former employee of a land office, Bhobotosh Bhoumik, over fraudulence of around Tk 2.42 crore, according to ACC sources.
Bhoumik and three others forged a deed and grabbed 2.42 acres of land in Bhatara area. The land was worth Tk 2.42 crore.