Health Desk- 24 July, 2020: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police said question papers of medical and dental admission tests were leaked repeatedly from the printing press under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
They revealed the information after arresting five people of a crime ring, including one of its masterminds, Jasim Uddin Bhuiyan Munnu. The other arrestees are Parvez Khan, Jakir Hossain Dipu, Samiul Zafar and SM Sanwar Hossain. They were caught from the capital's Mirpur area on Sunday and Monday.
CID Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Sumon Kumar Das disclosed the matter at a press briefing at CID headquarters in Malibagh on Thursday.
"Initially, we came to know through multiple sources that these question papers were printed from the press under DGHS since 1988," he said. "Members of this ring were linked to this press or some of their family members were associated with it. We primarily suspect that the ring used their connections and leaked papers."
CID said the accused are members of an organised gang that used to supply these papers digitally before exams from 2013-18 in exchange for a hefty amount of money.
They found at least 50 people in the racket across the country.
"Hundreds of students have been admitted to medical colleges through the racket. We have identified the whole racket during a long investigation," ASP Sumon said.
Based on his information, a CID team raided different areas of Mirpur on the same day and arrested Jasim, Parvez and Dipu, and Samiul was arrested the following day. The trio was put on a seven-day remand each on Thursday.
Following the drive, they filed a case against 150-200 unidentified persons, and 14 who are accused in cases filed with Mirpur Police Station.