RU admission test fraud

16 sued including govt official and BCL leader

Published : 02 Jun 2023 08:56 PM

The Rajshahi University (RU) authority has filed multiple cases against 16 people on the charge of fraud in the Rajshahi University admission test 2022-23. 

Among them, Chhatra League leader, government BCS official, students of Rajshahi University and Dhaka University have been arrested. 

Registrar Professor Abdus Salam filed the cases on behalf of the university authority with Motihar and Chandrima police stations in the city. 

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Additional Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar Basak confirmed this on Wednesday morning.

The defendants in the case are Hasibul Islam Shanto, Enamul Haque, Tanveer Ahmed, Kawsar Ali Vidyut, Md. Mainul Islam, Md. Abdur Rakib, Md. Swapan Hossain, Tanveer Ahmed, Md. Israfil Hossain, Zahid Al Hasan Siam, Rupam Sarkar and Sheikh Abu Hanif. The names of the remaining four have not yet been released.

Among them, Hasibul Islam Shanto is a deputy secretary of RU Chhatra League and joint-general secretary of Natore District Chhatra League. Md. Swapan Hossain is a 2018-19 academic year student of Rajshahi University Department of Public Administration and Enamul Haque is a 2015-16 academic year student of Dhaka University Islamic Studies Department. On the other hand Sheikh Abu Hanif is Barisal Gournadi Upazila Assistant Social Service Officer.

 According to the evidence of the case, Md. Israfil Hossain participated in a proxy for the main candidate Zahid Al Hasan Siam in a contract of 70 thousand taka. He was arrested from room 424 of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose Academic Building of the university. Hasibul Islam Shanto signed Enamul Haque for Tk 50,000. He gave proxy on behalf of main candidate Tanveer Ahmed.

Sheikh Abu Hanif was arrested from room number 139 of Rabindranath Tagore Academic Building of the University. He is Assistant Social Service Officer of Gournadi Upazila of Barisal. He appeared for the original candidate Rupam Sarkar.

Hasibul Islam Shanto made an agreement with Abdur Rakib on behalf of the anonymous examinee by changing the photo of the admit card in exchange for Tk 60,000.

Kawsar Ali Vidyut participated in the examination for Mainul Islam, the main examinee in the contract of 60 thousand taka.

Regarding the arrest of the BCL leader, Faisal Ahmed Runu, general secretary of the BCL RU unit said, "We came to know about the matter some time ago. If he is involved in this incident, organizational action will be taken against him."

Professor Abdus Salam, registrar of the university said, "We have filed a case on behalf of the university administration. Now the matter will be investigated by law enforcement agencies and action will be taken."

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Additional Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar Basak said, "We have interrogated those who were detained yesterday. According to the information given by them, we have arrested one person. But he is not the original culprit. The original host is still out of our reach. Hopefully we will be able to arrest him soon. At the same time, those involved in the last fraud will also be arrested."