The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has filed a case against 17 individuals, including former driver Syed Abed Ali and his son Syed Sohanur Rahman Siam, for allegedly leaking exam questions under the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC). This case, filed under the BPSC Act at Paltan police station on Monday night, includes over 50 accused, with 17 already arrested. The arrests were made during raids investigating question paper leaks from 30 recruitment exams over the past 12 years.

CID’s Cyber Police Center Special Superintendent Md Touhidul Islam confirmed that these individuals will be presented in court, and remand will be requested for interrogation.

The other arrested individuals include PSC’s Deputy Directors Abu Zafar and Jahangir Alam, Assistant Director Alamgir Kabir, Dispatch Rider Khalilur Rahman, Office Assistant Sajedul Islam, Auditor Priyanath Roy, Noman Siddiqui, Abu Solaiman Md Sohel, Zahidul Islam, Mamunur Rashid, Sakhawat Hossain, Sayem Hossain, Liton Sarkar, Narayanganj Regional Passport Office Security Officer Shahadat Hossain, and Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital Medical Technician Niamun Hasan.

An investigative report aired by a private television channel on Sunday evening exposed the scandal, revealing that a syndicate of six PSC officials and employees had been leaking exam questions for a long time.