Saturday, 3 June, 2023

Proloy Gang

DU suspends two students

Body formed to identify members of the gang

Dhaka University (DU) authorities have suspended two students for their alleged involvement in misbehavior, anti-discipline activities and tarnishing the image of the university.

Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman approved the suspension on Tuesday, confirmed a DU press release.

The students - Md Naimur Rahman Durjoy of Anthropology Department and Md Sakib Ferdous of Accounting and Information Systems Department –were asked to show cause within seven working days as to why they should not be expelled permanently.

 Both the students are 2020-2021 academic session.

They are members of a DU-based gang named ‘Proloy’ who are involved in various crimes, including drug abuse, mugging and assaulting in various places of the campus and Suhrawardy Udyan area. The ‘Proloy Gang’ was formed with a group of students of 2020-21 session of the university.

On Monday, police arrested the duo for assaulting one of their fellows on Saturday evening.      Meanwhile, a committee has been formed to identify the members of the DU-based gang.

Salimullah Muslim Hall Provost Prof Dr Md Iqbal Rouf Mamun was made convener and Assistant Proctor Dr ML Palash as member-secretary of the inter-hall inquiry body.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the university's Provost Standing Committee on Tuesday with DU VC in the chair.

Other members of the body include Provosts of Shaheed  Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall, Sir AF Rahman Hall, Kabi Jasimuddin Hall, Jagannath Hall, Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall, Ekattor Ekatar Hall, Zia Hall, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall and Surja Sen Hall.

The committee has been asked to submit the report to the VC within the nest seven working days.

"Recently, it has been known about the emergence of a group of students of Dhaka University called 'Proloy Gang' through various media and social media. The behavior of the members of this alleged gang has been characterised by brashness and disorder," said a DU press release.

"This gang activity which tarnishes the image of the university and is against discipline in the campus cannot be desirable in any way," it added.