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In this age of technology, cyber criminals remain suspiciously untraced in Bangladesh

According to an exclusive report published in Blitz on November 1, 2021, a man named Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan was tracked by the investigative reporter of the newspaper of falsely proclaiming as being the Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), the apex intelligence agency of the country. This scammer also has been falsely proclaiming as being the ‘Founder & Creative Director of Amazon Prime Bangladesh’, while there is no existence of any office of Amazon Prime, an internationally reputed OTT platform in the country.

Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan in his Facebook profile also proclaimed to be a film director, writer, editor, graphics designer at Indian film industry; a former student at NFDC India (National Film Development Corporation, India); former System Engineer at SATV (a satellite TV channel in Bangladesh); Former IT assistant at Desh TV (a satellite TV channel in Bangladesh); student of Rifles Public School & College (RPSC); and a student of the College of Development Alternative (CODA).

Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan and his criminal activities

According to information, Raino’s claim of being a student of the National Film Development Corporation in India is also false. The responsibility of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is providing technological and logistics support to filmmakers and film production companies, training individuals is not in their purview.

Sources inside Dhaka’s entertainment industry said, Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan has been cheating various individuals with false claims for years. Two years ago, he published some photoshopped photograph on his Facebook ID stating he was working with Bollywood film director Yash Chopra and actress Rani Mukherjee while he also falsely claimed to be heading the Bangladesh office of Yash Raj Films.

Another source said, Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan has been openly introducing himself as an official of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) and even claiming to be a Major of Bangladesh Army.

The most disturbing fact is, this individual has been proclaiming as an officer as well as Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) for months and such information was displayed on his Facebook ID for the long time, while the matter did not get into the attention of the cybercrime units of DGFI or any other law enforcement agencies in the country, which certainly is a matter of gravest concern. In this age of advanced technology when DGFI and other intelligence agencies in the country are tirelessly working to combat cybercrime, how had this extremely important issue missed the attention of everyone? Why should a newspaper like us have tracked such serious crime and bring the matter to the attention of the authorities concerned through publishing reports? Another matter which greatly disturbs me and members of our newspaper is, after hours of publication of the report proving criminal activities of Raino Aryan Khan and his false claim of being the Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), there is no action against this notorious culprit. Instead, seeing the Blitz report, he has quickly edited his Facebook profile and omitted his previous claim to be the Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) as well as founder of Amazon Prime Bangladesh. But of course, for the intelligence agencies it is not a problem in tracking activities of this man and omitting and editing of information from his Facebook ID through forensic.

Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan has been falsely claiming as the Bangladesh Head of Yash Raj Films; Founder of Amazon Prime Bangladesh; and IT Analyst of DGFI

For the past several months, a number of individuals have been claiming to be working in the IT section of the DGFI either as contractors or IT experts. Most of them are openly displaying so-called ID cards issued by the organization while some of them are putting such information on their social media accounts clearly with the ulterior motive of taking undue advantage from various individuals with such claims.

According to a number of credible sources, last year Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan’s told some members of Dhaka’s entertainment industry that he has been assigned by Yash Raj Films to interview and sign several actors from Bangladesh for a “movie on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”. He even collected “security deposit” from some actors by giving them promise of working the the movie.

He also was luring local females with the false story of letting them work in Bollywood movies. Anyone falling into this trap was then given indecent proposal of spending “private time” with this culprit. It is even alleged that Raino Arian Khan was extorting money by blackmailing his female victims, while he also is accused of making porn movies under the disguise of short films with the help of some so-called directors of Bangladesh’s film and drama circle.

Raino Arian Khan is also accused of receiving money from various sob-seekers with the false promise of providing them jobs in Bangladesh Armed Forces as well as DGFI.

According to sources, some of the members of Dhaka’s entertainment industry, who already are Arian’s Facebook friends are also actively involved in his criminal activities.

While we want to believe, Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan’s claim of being the “Information System Analyst (IT Analyst) at the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI)” is false, we are looking for legal actions from the authorities concerned in this regard. Any reluctance or ignorance in taking this matter seriously would only legitimize the claim of this culprit. We don’t want to see any other individual in Bangladesh following the same crime of Raino Arian Khan alias Mir Asaduzzaman Aryan while it is our responsibility as a patriot to immediately bring such criminal activities of anyone by playing foul by using the name of DGFI or any other intelligence agencies in the country.

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