Protesters to face actions if charges against VC found false: Mohibul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:01, Nov 09,2019


Deputy minister for education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury said that actions would be taken against the protesters of Jahangirnagar University if allegations brought against vice-chancellor professor Farzana Islam were found false.
He said that the University Grants Commission would investigate into the allegations while he was addressing a press conference at the International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka on Saturday.
The deputy minister also said that they had information that the agitators were collecting money from different sources to fund their programmes and keeping contact with a section of people who were trying to create unrest at public universities to embarrass the government.
Mohibul said, ‘Actions will be taken if the vice-chancellor is found guilty.’
A section of JU teachers and students brought allegations of corruption and misappropriation of university fund against the vice-chancellor and were demanding her removal.
The protest erupted on the campus on August 23, demanding a judicial inquiry into the reported corruption of the vice-chancellor.

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