CHITTAGONG: A case was filed accusing 37 persons, including Chittagong city unit Chhatra League General Secretary Nurul Azim Rony, on charge of assaulting a college principal and demanding Tk 20 lakh as extortion.
Chittagong Biggyan College Principal Dr Mohammad Jahed Khan filed the case accusing seven identified persons, including Rony, and some 25 to 30 unidentified ones with the city’s Chawk Bazar Police Station on Wednesday night.The rest identified accused are Mujibur Rahman Rasel, Tanvir Mehedi Masud, Newaz Sharif Omi, Arifur Rahman Masud, Kiron and Nurul Huda Mithu. Inspector (Investigation) Md Ariful Islam of Chawk Bazar Police Station said the college principal filed the case bringing allegation of assaulting him and demanding Tk 20 lakh as extortion on March 31.
Sources said the college authorities realised Tk 5,000 from more than 900 HSC examinees each as development fees before the ongoing examinations. On information, a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) led by Rony went to the college and inquired the matter to the principal on March 31.
At one stage of altercation over the matter, Rony beat up the principal while police were also present.
Later, CCTV footage of beating the principal by Rony went viral on social media.