The Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities suspended five Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists, on Monday for allegation of beating up a man and demanding ransom of one lakh taka from the victim's family.
The suspended BCL activists are, Sanjay Ghosh of 44th batch from Drama and Dramatics department, Mohammad Al Razi of 45th batch from Government and Politics department, Rayhan Patwary from Department of Geological Sciences, Mokarram Hossen Shiblu from Department of Philosophy and Shah Mostaq Saikat from Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The decision was made at a meeting of disciplinary committee on Sunday evening, confirmed acting JU proctor ASM Firoz-Ul-Hasan.
"Their family members have also been informed about the allegation that was brought against them. They will not be allowed to sit for any examination or attend the regular classes until further instruction," he added.
A four-member probe committee has also been formed in this connection, he said. "Professor ATM Atiqur Rahman of History Department has been made the chief of the probe body. The committee have been asked to submit the report within seven working days."
Earlier on Saturday, the BCL members allegedly beat up one Monir Hossain, snatched his valuables and demanded Tk100,000 ransom from his wife.
Hearing the cry of the victim, some university staff members rushed in and rescued the man while three BCL members were captured from the spot.
Later, Monir submitted a written complaint to the university authorities, seeking justice.
The authorities also declared the BCL men could not attend any classes or exams during their suspension until further notice