Saturday 24, September 2022

DB cops get new jackets with QR code

News Desk: Detective Branch got new jackets with modern security features to hold fake raids at bay.

The jackets are comprised of Quick Response code with identities and confidential numbers of Detective Branch and the Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

The jackets with QR codes got introduced as there were many incidents of crimes by people posing as DB members, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police additional commissioner Mohammad Harun or Rashid of Detective Branch in a briefing on Monday.

The briefing was arranged to disclose information of arresting six people of a robbery gang who robbed people by introducing them as DB members.

Harun said that the new jackets with QR codes had some confidential numbers which could not be forged or manipulated easily.

The DB officials said that when anyone would pose as DB member, people could scan the jacket’s QR code to confirm whether they were DB member or not.

Another DB official said that there had been some incidents where members of another law enforcement agency conducted raids wearing DB jackets and claiming themselves as DB officials.

The blame ultimately shifts to DB, and the newly introduced jackets will stop that practice, too, he said.

DB Motijheel division busted such a ring of criminals impersonating Detective Branch on Sunday afternoon.

The arrestees are Farid Uddin, Parvez, Saiful Islam, Shafiqul Islam, Jashim and Nasir.

Six fake DB jackets, handcuff, fake pistols were recovered from them.

The group targets mainly people who make a big amount of transections in banks, said Harun.


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