CID to press charges against 87 DU students, 38 others

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:40, May 30,2019 | Updated: 02:13, May 31,2019


CID officials at a press briefing held in the CID headquarters in Malibagh, Dhaka, on Thursday. -- UNB photo

The Criminal Investigation Department on Thursday said that it would press charges against 125 people, including 87 Dhaka University students, on charge of forgery in admission or for helping the forgery and question leaks in various public or recruitment examinations.
CID chief Shafikul Islam at a press conference at its Malibagh headquarters also said that further investigation was underway to confirm identities of some others while another money case against some people for possessing illegal wealth was under investigation.
Other than students or admission seekers, the people identified for the crimes were press employees, government officials, businesspeople and leaders of ruling Awami League-backed party student body Bangladesh Chhatra League.
The investigators found their involvement in leaks of question papers of different recruitment examinations, including banks and public services, since 2016.
Once their identities are confirmed they would be named in the charge sheet too, said Shafikul flanked by his deputies.
He said that a team had been working over one year and a half and could arrest 47 suspects of admission forgery and question leaks.
All but one made statement before metropolitan magistrates in Dhaka since the investigation started on October 20, 2017 following an overnight raid on Dhaka University halls that arrested two students on charge of helping examinees using electronics chips for getting answers from outside of exam halls.
The CID officials said that they would send shortly the list of students identified in the crimes to the Dhaka University.
DU vice chancellor Akhteruzzaman said that they would take action following the CID investigation.
Apart from those students, Akhteruzzaman said they would identify those who were involved in question paper forgery or took admission in similar way.
Dhaka University Central Students’ Union vice-president Nurul Haque Nur said that they would continue their movement against people admitted to the university through forgery.
CID started investigation in October 2017. The case was filed with Shahbagh police station on October 20, 2017.
CID officials said that they would submit the charge sheet to the court after Eid holidays, to begin from June 4.

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