A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League's (BCL) Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit has admitted that the unit’s leaders have received Tk 1 crore as Eid Salami from Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Farzana Islam of the university.
Vice President of BCL JU unit Niamul Hassan Taj said he and Saddam Hossain (joint secretary of the unit) got Tk 25 lakh as a share from that money.However, he didn’t clarified how much money other leaders of the unit got from the VC of the university.
“We know the process how we got the money, but we don’t know the amount of the share other leaders received. We get money from the university administration as Eid Salami every year. We have received more money this year,” Taj said.
Confirming this, Saddam Hossain also told reporters that the unit’s President Jewel Rana and General Secretary SM Abu Sufian Chanchal got Tk 50 lakh and Tk 25 lakh respectively.
“As allegations of corruption have been raised against the university administration, they should face investigations. How much money the administration has embezzled from the ongoing development project should be revealed,” Vice President Taj said.
Earlier, an audio clip of mobile phone conversation between removed BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani and another leader (Saddam Hossain) of JU unit went viral on social media platforms few days ago.
The audio revealed the fact of sharing money that VC Prof Farzana Islam allegedly gave BCL JU unit’s leaders from an ongoing development project of the university.During the conversation, Saddam Hossain informed ex-GS Golam Rabbani that Prof Farzana Islam distributed Tk1 crore among leaders of the JU unit.
Saddam Hossain and his associates also received Tk 25 lakh from the amount, according to the audio clip.
However, Prof Farzana Islam arranged a press conference in her residence three days ago (Saturday) and claimed that BCL leaders have made a fabricated story of giving Tk 1.6 crore to their JU unit leaders from an ongoing Tk 1,445-crore campus development project of the university.