Dhaka, Bangladesh
Question leak racket

Question leak racket

All sorts of public examinations and recruitment tests in our country have been targeted by the organized 'question -paper leak' gang. This organised 'question- paper leak' gang struck numerous deals with job and admission seekers in exchange of hefty sums, and helped many to cheat their way into universities and jobs. Among the gang members are government officials and schoolteachers. Some others have been recommended for BCS jobs are waiting to be recruited. So far, they made over Tk 10 crore by leaking questions of different public examinations. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police busted the gang recently, arresting nine people, including the alleged mastermind. The arrests were made from Dhaka and Sirajganj in the last five days. It comes at a time when the BCS written exam is underway and university admission tests are knocking at the door.This is one of the biggest gangs that leaked questions using electronic devices just 10 minutes before the exams began. The arrestees include Alip Kumar Biswas, a suspended assistant director of Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan (BKSP); Mostafa Kamal, an assistant administrative officer of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation; Ibrahim, who has been recommended for a non-cadre post in 36th BCS; and Ayub Ali Badhan, who qualified in the 38th BCS preliminary test. Police also arrested some schoolteachers and staff members for "helping the gang". The gang used to solve the questions at a madrasa in the capital and at two rooms at AF Rahman Hall of Dhaka University," Examinees used to communicate with the gang members with the help of a tiny ear-piece, supplied by the gang. Police tracked down the gang following a series of arrests since October last year after the CID raided two dormitories at Dhaka University, hours before DU's "Gha" unit admission test last year.At least 37 people were arrested in connection with the leak, 15 of them DU students. Of the 15, two are BCL leaders.Earlier in December last year, the CID arrested a printing press worker, who used to help the gang by leaking questions hours before exams. Over the years, question papers of all public exams -- JSC, SSC, HSC, medical college and university admission tests, and government banks' recruitment exams -- have all been leaked at some point. The trend of leaking question papers hit a new low with the spate of question paper leaks in this year's SSC exam. The arrest of leading member of the gang are most welcome and indicate the efficiency of the police and CID in tracking down perpetrators of such heinous social crimes that have soiled our academic reputation at home and abroad.

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