The arrested are Md Sumon Parvez, Md Mazid, Siddhartha Shankar Sutradhar, Md Anwarul Islam and Md Abdullah Al Mamun.
Razib Al Masud, deputy commissioner of Lalbagh division police, told Prothom Alo that Sumon Parvez and Mazid would take from Tk 80,000 to Tk 100,000 from each of the customers, promising them to avail bank loans. Once the loans are sanctioned, they had to pay up to 10 per cent of the total.
Police officials involved in the investigation said those who had got second identity cards made, include physicians and engineers. So far, the police have seized 20-25 identity cards.
Using these national identity cards, they have borrowed money from City Bank, UCB Bank, NRB Bank and BRAC Bank. A certain Md Milton has withdrawn Tk 30 million from South Bangla Bank on North South road.