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Release of JU teacher demanded

Over 100 pro-Awami League (AL) teachers, officers, staff and some students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) formed a human chain in the campus yesterday demanding immediate release of a JU lecturer arrested on Friday.The government and politics department lecturer Mohammad Firozul Hasan and 20 others were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in connection with selling fake question papers for the combined medical college and dental college admission test. They also asked Rab to formally apologise as Firozul is not involved in the incident and demanded punishment of the Rab officials for harassing an honorable university teacher. Firozul went to Shyamoli to visit his friend and former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League Tariqul Islam, one of the arrestees, that day, they claimed. Later, some students burned an effigy of Rab DG Mukhlesur Rahman in front of the administrative building. Meanwhile, JU pro-BNP teachers alleged that JU authority is still to temporarily expel Firozul.

Nationalist Teachers Forum Chairman Prof Khandakar Mustahidur Rahman said according to university job law 10 (Ka), if any teacher is detained or if any trial is held against a teacher, he must be expelled temporarily.

But the authority, over political affiliation, violated the act by not relieving Firozul of his duties, rather, are trying to free him before the investigation, said the former JU vice chancellor. On contact, JU Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique said JU authority would take a decision on receiving the court papers.

News Source:   News desk, VA.COM
News Date:  04-10-2011

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