Dhaka, Jun 1 – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a young man impersonating the Director General (DG) of National Security Intelligence (NSI) from Banasree area in the city on Thursday, reports UNB.
A Rab-3 official said the arrestee identifying himself as the NSI chief had long been involved in various types of criminal activities.
Based on a tip-off, a Rab-3 team conducted a raid on the area around 10am and arrested Anwar Pasha, 28.
The elite force also recovered 12 cell phones, 15 SIM cards, an NID card, US$ 30 and Tk 31,215 from his possession.
Briefing reporters at Rab’s Karwan Bazar media centre, Commanding Officer (CO) of Rab-3 Lt Col Tuhin Muhammad Masud said Anwar Pasha had been involved in cheating people posing as the NSI DG.
Sometimes he also used to introduce him as an officer of different ranks like Staff Officer to the NSI DG and NSI Director and extort money from possible candidates in different elections, especially those are currently upazila chairmen and mayors of different municipalities, said the Rab official.
According to him, Anwar, who pursued education till Class-VIII, started cheating people after returning from Saudi Arabia last year.
“We’re suspecting that Anwar had at least two to three cohorts who helped him cheat people but he didn’t disclose any name during primary interrogation,” Masud said.