A Dhubri based lawyer was arrested on Friday for allegedly cheating people by promising them government jobs in exchange for money.
The accused identified as one Monirul Islam is a resident of Geramari village near Gauripur police station. He allegedly took money from a youth named Safiqul Houque by promising him a government job.
According to police, the lawyer claimed he knew several top officials in different government departments as well as some ministers. A deal was fixed at Rs 5 lakh for a government job and the victim paid Rs 2.5 lakh as advance, promising him to pay the rest after getting the appointment letter.
Upon realizing that he was cheated, Hoque filed a police complaint. The lawyer Islam was arrested on Thursday. Investigation is underway.