Md. Main Uddin, Kuliyarchar Representative:
In Kuliyarchar, Kishoreganj, 4 fraudsters, including a woman, were arrested while trying to collect money from a pharmacy under the guise of journalist, executive magistrate, drug super. Upon receiving the news, the police rescued them and took them to Kuliyarchar police station.
The houses of the arrested 3 swindlers and CNG drivers are in Narsingdi district and the house of another female swindler is in Bhairab of Kishoreganj.
Among the arrested are Md Yusuf Bhuiyan, 38, son of late Idris Bhuiyan of Laxmipur village in Belabo upazila of Narsingdi district. Md. Raju Mia (65), son of late Niyat Ali of West Velanagar, Talat Mahmud (52), son of late Harish Miah of Wari, Belabo Upazila and CNG driver Ratul father Kabir Hossain, village Srishtigarh, Shibpur, Narsingdi and Anufa alias Kushan, father – Billal Mia, mother- Mortuza Begum is from Chandiber village of Bhairab upazila of Kishoreganj. Among them, 3 men claim to be journalists and 1 woman claims to be a human rights activist.
It is learned that on Sunday (January 10) at around 12 noon, a woman and three men using CNG press stickers entered a pharmacy called Seba Medical Hall in Salua Chawkbazar in the middle of Salua Union of the upazila and introduced themselves as drug super. Wants to check various papers including validity and drug licence. At that time, other members of the fraudsters threatened the owner of the pharmacy by claiming to be a magistrate or a journalist. If there was any suspicion in their message, the local people including the owner of the pharmacy detained them and kept them in the room of Salua Union Parishad Hall and informed the police. After receiving the news, the police came and rescued them and took them to Kuliyarchar police station.
During the arrest, the police recovered the ID card and visiting card of the newspaper from the fraudsters. The CNG used by the fraudsters has no number plate. CNG driver Ratul said he was told to go to Kishoreganj from Morjal and was brought in by reserving CNG for Tk 1,000.
In this regard, Dr. Md. Mostafa Kamal, President of Kuliyarchar Pharmaceutical Traders Association, demanded exemplary punishment for the fraudsters.
The case was being processed till this report was written.