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.