A show-cause notice has been issued to the Bhurungamari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Kurigram over the incident of question papers leak of SSC examinations at Nehal Uddin Pilot Girls' High School.
Kurigram Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Rezaul Karim said on Friday that Bhurungamari UNO Dipak Kumar Dev Sharma has issued letters regarding the examination as per the rule.
“The matter is being looked into, whether there is any negligence in his duty,” said the DC.
DC Rezaul issued the show-cause notice to the UNO on Wednesday and asked for a response in three days.
“Further action will be taken after receiving the response of the show-cause,” he added.
He also said the three-member probe committee of Dinajpur Education Board returned today after the investigation here.
According to the investigation, Nehal Uddin Pilot Girls’ High School Headmaster and Central Secretary Lutfar Rahman and in-charge officer Upazila Secondary Officer Abdur Rahman put single question paper of Bangla 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd paper inside the envelope of question papers of Bangla 1st paper while sorting question papers at Bhurungamari and sealed the envelope.
It was later signed by Upazila Secondary Education Officer Abdur Rahman.
On the day of examination of Bengali 1st paper, Central Secretary Lutfar Rahman along with his associates brought the packet of Bengali 1st paper and took away the papers of Bengali 2nd paper, English 1st and 2nd paper.
Later, with the help of some teachers, the headmaster prepared the handwritten answer sheets of the leaked question papers and sold them to the students of that school at a price of Tk 15,000 to Tk 20,000, as per the investigation.
On Thursday, Bhurungamari Upazila Secondary Education officer Md Abdur Rahman was suspended but will receive a subsistence allowance.
On Wednesday, SSC examinations on four subjects under the Dinajpur Education Board were postponed due to question papers leak in Kurigram's Bhurungamari upazila.
Copies of English 1st paper and 2nd paper of the ongoing SSC examinations went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday and Tuesday.
So far, six people, including headmaster and secretary of Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Pilot High School, have been held in Kurigram in this connection.
Dinajpur Board also formed a three-member probe committee headed by Professor Faraz Uddin Talukdar, college inspector of the Education Board.
The postponed SSC examinations on four subjects under the Dinajpur Education Board will be held from October 10 to 13.
The four subjects are: Mathematics, Physics, Agricultural Science and Chemistry.
Exams on other subjects will be held as per the schedule.