An audio clip of mobile phone conversation between removed BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani and another leader of the organisation’s JU unit went viral on social media platforms yesterday (Sunday).
The more than 6-minute length audio revealed the fact of sharing money that Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Farzana Islam of Jahangirnagar University (JU) allegedly paid BCL JU unit’s leaders from an ongoing development project of the university.The JU BCL unit leader, who was engaged in the conversation with the former BCL general secretary, was identified as Saddam Hossain, joint secretary of the JU unit of the ruling party’s student wing.
During the conversation, Saddam Hossain told Golam Rabbani that Prof Farzana Islam distributed Tk 1 crore among leaders of the BCL JU unit.
Saddam Hossain and his associates also received Tk 25 lakh from the amount, according to the audio clip.
Earlier, Golam Rabbani claimed that they (he and removed BCL central president Shovon) didn’t receive any money from the JU authorities rather Prof Farzana Islam paid Tk 1 crore 60 lakh to the leaders of BCL JU unit from an ongoing Tk 1,445-crore campus development project of the university.
However, rejecting his claim, Prof Farzana Islam on Saturday said that Rabbani made a fabricated story of giving Tk 1.6 crore to their JU unit leaders.
Challenging the former BCL general secretary to prove his claims, the VC said she would request Chancellor of the university President Abdul Hamid and the University Grants Commission (UGC) authorities to look into the matter.