4 officer-staff of Begum Rokeya University sacked
Published: 10:59 PM, 8 March 2021
The executive engineer of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur has been permanently sacked on charges of corruption in a special project prioritized by the Prime Minister. In addition, a section officer and a computer operator have been suspended and another staff has been permanently sacked for transacting money with fake appointment letters.
However, Jahangir Alam, executive engineer of the university, said, “The probe committee had recommended legal action against the vice-chancellor if he found guilty in the University Grants Commission”s probe into corruption in the prime minister”s priority special project. But he dismissed me on the contrary. I will abide by the law in this case,” he said.
The decision was taken at the 77th special syndicate meeting held at the liaison office in Dhaka on Sunday. A member of the syndicate confirmed the matter on condition of anonymity.
Jahangir Alam, a permanently dismissed executive engineer, was suspended on March 26, 2017 by the university administration for alleged irregularities in tender documents and other documents of the university’s special development project.
On the other hand, Moniruzzaman Palash, section officer of the sociology department, and Sher Zaman Samrat, computer operator of Bangabandhu Hall, have been suspended for money laundering in the name of giving jobs by showing fake appointment letters. Besides, Gulshan Ahmed Shaon, a master role employee, has been permanently dismissed in the same incident.
Earlier, on February 23 this year, a video of a transaction of Tk 13 lakh to a job candidate by showing a fake appointment letter went viral through social media. The video shows Moniruzzaman Palash, section officer of the sociology department, Sher Zaman Samrat, computer operator of Bangabandhu Hall, and Gulshan Ahmed Shaon, a master role employee, involved in money laundering. A one-member investigation committee was formed from the university administration. The inquiry committee recommended dismissal against the three accused.