The detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested five members of a fraud gang in connection with illegally lending huge amount of money at high interest rate using unauthorised apps.
The arrestees were identified as Shubh Gomez, Emanuel Edward Gomez, Arifuzzaman, Shahinur Alam alias Rajib and Md Akram.
Additional Commissioner of Police AKM Hafeez Akhter disclosed it at a media briefing at DMP media centre on Thursday. DB also seized one car, nine mobile phone sets, nine SIM cards, 4 laptops and 4 check books of different banks from their possession.
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The DB boss told that the detectives arrested them from Dhanmondi, Banani and Mirpur areas of Dhaka on October 5 and 6. They cheated their clients by using personal unauthorised loan apps like Cashman, Tkala, Personal Loans Online, RapidCash- Quick Online eLoans App, AmarCash-Personal Loans Online, Cashkash-Fast Loans Online and CashCash. Besides, the arrestees operated financial institutions called Thunder Light Technology Limited, New Vision Fintech Limited and Basic Development Society without government approval.
The frauds were arrested following a case filed at Dhanmondi Police Station by a victim under the Digital Security Act.