Four former BCL leaders suspended from DU over arms, drug links

Sun Online Desk

23rd October, 2019 09:05:32 printer

Four former BCL leaders suspended from DU over arms, drug links

The authorities of the Dhaka University have suspended four of its students for their alleged involvement in carrying firearms and drugs.

The four suspended students -- Institute of Education and Research student Hasibur Rahman Tushar, Philosophy Department student Abu Bakar Alif, World Religions and Culture Department student Imran Hossain and Pali and Buddhist Studies Department student Iftekhar Islam Tushar -- are involved with the student politics of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the ruling party’s student wing.

The decision came at a view exchanging meeting of the authorities of the residential halls of the university at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building on Wednesday afternoon, university's Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani told the Daily Sun.

 The university authorities have also served separate notices to the four suspended BCL leaders asking them to reply the notices within next seven working days why they should not be expelled from the university.

AKM Golam Rabbani said, “If they fail to give the answer within seven working days, they will be expelled from the university.”

The four suspended students are residents of Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall of the university. 

Earlier on October 8, two former BCL leaders Hasibur Rahman Tushar and Abu Bakar Alif were held with a firearm and some Yaba tablets from Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall during a drive, conducted by the university proctorial team and the hall administration. However, Imran Hossain managed to escape the spot during the drive.

Tushar and Alif are former deputy sports secretary and former deputy finance secretary of BCL Dhaka University unit respectively.

Knife, CCTV camera, hammer, stamps and sticks were recovered from the room during the drive.

Later, the hall authorities found the involvement of Iftekhar Islam Tushar with the incident.