Three Customs officials continuing jobs with fake certificates

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Three persons – Abdul Helim Bhuiyan, Md Aminur Rahman and Riazul Haque – have been serving as assistant revenue officers at the Customs, Excise and VAT Appellate Tribunal.

It is difficult to say that how many people bearing false academic certificates are in the job market right now, but the Finance Today, an online news portal, its own investigation finds some documents related to fake certificates of the three persons.

The trio is working at the tribunal submitting counterfeit certificates and also been pocketing huge illicit money.

At the beginning in 1996, Abdul Helim Bhuiyan joined at the Customs, Excise and VAT Appellate Tribunal as an office assistant-cum-typist. He joined the office with the S.S.C certificate and later on he submitted the certificates of Honors and Master as well from the blacklisted institute name Darul Ihsan University. He also submitted the fake certificates of LLB Honors and Master.

It is learnt that, he managed to succeed the false academic certificate through illegal way. With submitting these types of fake certificates, now he is enjoying his job as an assistant revenue officer at Customs Department.

Whenever talking to Helim, he could introduce himself as a man of a famous journalist.


Another person named Aminur Rahman who joined at the Customs, Excise and VAT Appellate Tribunal as a machine operator (Photocopy Machine Operator) with the passing certificate of SSC in 1996. He also managed to obtain the fake certificates of Honors and Master of LLB bought from the Darul Ihsan University.

Aminur Rahman hailed from Rangpur was living from hand to mouth, now he owns property worth crores. Aminur was the matchmaker of all sort of illegal activities of the tribunal. In that time, he earned huge money in collaboration with the tribunal’s other members. At present, Aminur is serving as assistant revenue officer at VAT Commissionerate, Dhaka (South).

The third person named Riazul Haque joined as stenographer at the Customs, Excise and VAT Appellate Tribunal in the capital. In the same process, he also managed to buy the forged certificates of Honors and Master from the blacklisted Darul Ihsan University in exchange for huge amounts of money.

It is worth mentioning that in 2016, the government shut down all activities of Darul Ihsan University as per a High Court (HC) order. Later, University Grant Commission of Bangladesh published blacklisted private universities list of 2017 including Darul Ihsan. Darul Ihsan ran a business of certificates in exchange for money after opening many illegal branches.