Tue, 12 Dec 2023

DHAKA, Bangladesh - In a significant development, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has successfully arrested six individuals suspected of being part of a criminal network involved in stealing government funds exceeding Tk1 million. The illicit scheme was executed through hacking a website, as disclosed by RAB officials on Monday.

At a press conference held on Monday, RAB's Director of Legal and Media Wing, Khandaker Al Moin, officially confirmed the arrests and provided details about the operation. The suspects were found to possess incriminating evidence, including Tk1,89,659 in cash, a CPU, a mobile phone, a SIM card, a pen drive, cheque books from multiple banks, and various other fraudulent tools.

According to the authorities, the gang allegedly hacked into the server of CNS Limited Bangladesh, a technical support company for the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). Through their unauthorized access, they managed to steal over Tk1 million of government funds in a span of just one month. Their fraudulent activities involved collecting money from unsuspecting consumers under the pretense of facilitating services like vehicle ownership transfers and license renewals.

RAB's swift and decisive action underscores its commitment to combat cybercrime and safeguard public funds. Further investigations are underway to unveil the extent of the operation and bring all those involved to justice.

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