The High Court Division on Thursday cancelled the written test taken by the Janata Bank on April 21, 2017 for recruiting 834 executive officers finding evidence that the questions had been leaked earlier.
A bench of Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir also directed the president of Bangladesh Bankers Selection Committee to take fresh written test as soon as possible.
The bench gave the verdict after disposing of a writ petition jointly filed by 15 candidates in 2017 challenging the legality of recruiting the officers on the basis of the written test taken on the basis of leaked questions.
The petitioners submitted that the questions were seen on the facebook two or three days before the test.
On May 22, 2017 the court after hearing the writ petition stayed the recruitment process asking respondents including Bankers’ Selection Committee’s president to explain why their failure to cancel the test would not be declared as illegal.
Other respondents include the finance secretary, Bangladesh Bank governor and the dean of Dhaka University Social Science Faculty.
The court had also asked the Bankers Selection Committee to explain why it would not be asked to take fresh written test after cancelling the one taken on the basis of the leaked questions in which 9,400 candidates appeared.
DU Social Science Faculty conducted the tests.
Lawyers Jyotirmoy Barua and Suprokash Datta Omit appeared for the 15 candidates while additional attorney general Momtaz Uddin Fakir with Majibur Rahman Samrat for the dean of DU Social Science Faculty.
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