The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police have arrested a doctor, in connection with his suspected involvement in the medical college admission question leak, from Khulna district on Friday (August 18, 2023). The arrestee was identified as Dr Yunus Khan Tarim, owner of Three Doctors Coaching Centre in Khulna. Hasan Al Mamun, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said a team of CID arrested Dr Tarim and took him to Dhaka for further interrogation in the afternoon. Man arrested from Dhaka over rape of 4-year-old in Chapainawabganj According to CID, Dr Tarim has been involved in leaking medical college admission test questions for 16 years. He has earned substantial wealth from selling question papers to students of the coaching centre, at Tk 35-40 lakh each, they said. Member of ‘dope gang’ arrested at Dhaka airport So far, CID have arrested 12 members of a “question paper leaking racket”. Among the arrestees are seven physicians including Dr Tarim. Two men arrested over beating 'drug addicted' nephew to death in Dinajpur
A Dhaka court today (July 24, 2023) indicted 16 people, including BUET Professor Nikhil Ranjan Dhar, in a case filed over the question paper leak of bank recruitment examination in 2021. Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain passed the order to frame the charges against Nikhil Ranjan Dhar and 15 others. Before that, the magistrate dismissed the petitions submitted for discharging Nikhil and others from the charges in the case. Read: Bank recruitment question leak: BUET professor Nikhil show caused by authority The recruitment test for five state-owned banks was held on November 6, 2021. Sub-inspector Sukant Biswas of Tejgaon Zonal Team filed a case at Badda Police Station under the Public Examinations (Offences) Act following the question leak on November 10 the same year. On November 21 that year, BUET removed Prof Nikhil Ranjan Dhar from the post of head of Industrial and Production Engineering Department and also relieved him of all exam responsibilities. In December, 2021, BUET authorities asked Nikhil to explain his involvement in leaking the questions of recruitment exam for five Banks. Read: Appellate Division orders Dr Yunus to pay NBR Tk 12 crore tax on donations On November 16, 2022, Shamim Ahmed, a sub-inspector of the Detective Branch (DB) and the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet excluding Prof Nikhil as an accused. Earlier this year, a Dhaka court summoned the investigation officer to show cause why and how he relieved Prof Nikhil from the charges. Following that, investigation officer Shamim submitted a supplementary charge against Nikhil to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.
Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) Bill 2023 was passed in the parliament today incorporating punishment for involvement in any irregularity in PSC exams. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain moved the bill in the House and it was passed by voice vote. The maximum punishment for involvement in leaking questions of any PSC exam will be 10 years’ jail or financial penalty or both, according to the draft law. The bill will replace the Bangladesh Public Service Commission Ordinance, 1977 in line with a judgment of the High Court over the laws of military regimes. The maximum punishment for adopting unfair means in examination and engagement in answer sheet forgery would be two years’ jail or financial penalty or both. Also Read: Chunnu wants finance minister's view on reported corruption of MPs, WASA MD The penalty is the same for helping any examinee taking unfair mens in the exam hall, fake examinees and tampering with answer sheet. The penalty is one year of jail or financial penalty or both for creating obstacles in taking examinations and creating anarchy. As per the bill, apart from question paper leaks, other crimes will also be punished by mobile courts. There will be a public service commission to be called the Bangladesh Public Service Commission. The number of members of the Commission, including the Chairman, shall be not less than six nor more than 20. There will be a secretariat of the Commission where a secretary of the government will be appointed as the Commission Secretary.
The office assistant of the managing director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was found involved in leaking the question of a recruitment test of the national carrier, said Harun-ur-Rashid, Chief of DMP’s Detective Branch, on Thursday. The one-hour recruitment test of Biman was scheduled to be held on October 21, but the detectives found that the question of the test had been leaked the night before the exam. The detectives arrested five officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines involving the case. The members of the law enforcement agencies recovered soft and hard copies of the question, bank cheques, stamped documents, four diaries, admit cards of the examinees, mobile phones and cash from the suspects. According to the suspects’ statement, Biman's MD's office assistant Zahid photocopied the question papers and took a photo of it on his phone on October 19. On the following day, copies of the question papers were supplied to two others for making several thousand photocopies. They took money in advance from someone in exchange for a question paper. They also took blank cheques, said the DB chief. Read: 5 Biman officials held for having link to question leak About Tk50 lakh were initially reported to have been traded for the question paper leak, he added. The DB chief also hinted the involvement of Biman's MD and general manager (GM) admin in the question paper leak. Harun-ur-Rashid said the MD and GM admin have not fulfilled their duty properly. “How the MD's office assistant took the photo and photocopied the question paper in his office. So, they also cannot avoid responsibility.” “Whoever is involved in the recruitment of the national flag carrier will be brought to justice. After the investigation, the chargesheet will be submitted to the court very soon,” he added.
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. Read: SSC question paper leak: Three more held in Kurigram 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. Read: Kurigram SSC examinees form human chain demanding probe into question leak 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.
Some SSC examinees formed a human chain in Kurigram demanding investigation in question paper leak and timely completion of their exams. The students formed the human chain in front of Kurigram Press Club on Thursday morning. “Despite repeated assurances from the Education Minister, questions got leaked at the Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Girls High School center. We urge the authorities concerned to find out those responsible for the leak and take action against them,” said Zakiul Islam, a SSC examinee from Kurigram Government High School. The students also said that the question leak occurred due to utter failure of the administration and the law enforcement agencies. Read: SSC question paper leak: Three more held in Kurigram They demanded for holding the postponed exam within October 1. Copies of English 1st paper and 2nd paper of the ongoing SSC examinations went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday and Tuesday. Lutfur Rahman, the headmaster and secretary of Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Pilot High School, and two assistant teachers of the school- Zubaiyer Hossain and Aminur Rahman, Hamidul Islam, an assistant teacher of agricultural science, and Sohel Chowdhury, assistant teacher of Bangla and a peon of the school, Sujon have so far been arrested in this connection
Three school teachers, including a headmaster, have been arrested in Kurigram for their alleged role in the leak of question papers from the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams. The arrestees have been identified as Lutfur Rahman, the headmaster and secretary of Bhurungamari Nehal Uddin Pilot High School, and two assistant teachers of the school, Zubaiyer Hossain and Aminur Rahman. Read: Dinajpur Board postpones SSC exams on 4 subjects A police team conducted a drive in Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram around midnight on Tuesday and arrested them. Copies of English 1st paper and 2nd paper of the ongoing SSC examinations went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday and Tuesday. Dinajpur Education Board chairman Prof Quamrul Islam, secretary Prof Zahiruddin, deputy commissioner Rezaul Karim, superintendent of Dinajpur Police Al Asad Mahfuzul Islam, and district secondary education officer Shamsul Alam conducted a probe and found evidence against the trio.
Hoping that there will be no question paper leak during this year’s JSC and equivalent examinations, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Saturday said the gangs who spread question leak rumors are now under the radar of intelligence agencies.