DUCSU Chhatra League panel demands VP Nur's resignation

Published : 08 Dec 2019 09:12 PM | Updated : 31 Aug 2020 11:20 AM

The Chhatra League panel members of Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) have demanded resignation of its Vice President (VP) Nurul Haque Nur over allegations of corruption. Some 23 Chhatra League members of Ducsu, headed by its General Secretary Golam Rabbani, made the allegations at a press conference at the Ducsu office building on Sunday. Ducsu member Rakib Hossain Rakib read out a written statement where they demanded resignation of VP Nur.

It stated that Nur should be investigated for corruption, which was revealed in a leaked phone conversation. Through the speech, they claimed that Nur has not spent a dime from the budget of Tk 5 lakh that has been allocated for the Ducsu vice president to spend on student welfare.

Meanwhile, Nurul Haque Nur has said he will submit his resignation if any allegations against him are proven true after investigation. A conversation between the Ducsu vice-president and an expatriate Bangladeshi over a monetary contract was leaked on a private channel on December 3.

In the audio clip, the expatriate asked Nur to send his bank account along with an email address. VP Nur said: “If the allegations against me are proven, they will not have to ask me, I will resign myself." Pointing finger to Ducsu GS and sacked Chhatra League general secretary Golam Rabani, Nur said, "How can a person, who is accused in cases of extortion, tender manipulation and drug abuse, raise such allegations against someone else?"

When reporters asked DUCSU GS Golam Rabani that VP Nur mentioned several times that his application to withdraw the money went unanswered, Rabbani said Nur has not filed any applications. Recently, Rabbani was removed from his position as general secretary in central Chhatra League when an allegation came to light that he and the then BCL president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon extorted money from Jahangirnagar University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Farzana.