Friday, March 5, 2010
Jihadi books seized from female dorms
Police yesterday arrested three activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, also students of Rajshahi University (RU), from Bagmara and RU campus.
Police also raided five Shibir-controlled private dormitories for female students of different educational institutions in the city and seized seven jihadi books from one of them.
One of the arrestees, Abdur Razzak, a final year student of Islamic studies at RU, is an accused in the case filed by Humayun Kabir, a resident student of Ziaur Rahman Hall of RU, who was assaulted by Shibir cadres during their attacks on February 9, said Mrinal Bhattacharya, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP).
Abdur Razzak, a final year student of Islamic studies at RU, was arrested from his village home at Nandanpur in Bagmara in the morning, said Bagmara Police Station Officer-in-Charge Harunur Rashid.
Police also picked up Atiur Rahman, a final year student of applied chemistry department and resident student of Sohrawardi Hall, and Mahmudul Hasan, a fourth year student of Islamic Studies and resident of Abdul Latif Hall of RU, from the campus.
Blank answer sheets of applied chemistry examinations were found at the room of Atiur Rahman during February 25 joint raids on Sohrawardi Hall, said Motihar Police Station OC Tofazzel Hossain. Police and hall authorities suspect that such blank answer sheets were used for taking unfair means in the examinations.
The police raided the private female students' hostels -- Ujir Manjil Chhatri Nibash beside Rajshahi City College, Green Valley Chhatri Nibash at Malopara, Noor Mohol, Paragon at Hatim Khan and Shanti Niketon near Paramedical Institute for two hours from 7:00am. The seven jihadi books were seized from Paragon.
Police raided the private female students' hostels for the first time after they got information that the residents were helping fugitive Shibir leaders by providing information, said RMP Commissioner M Nawsher Ali. However, none was arrested from the hostels.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Police yesterday arrested a Chhatra League (BCL) cadre from Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on charge of stabbing a Chhatra Moitree leader. Arrestee Wasiur Rahman Anik was a first year student of electro medical department and suspected killer of Chhatra Moitree leader Sunny, said Jasim Uddin, OC of Boalia police station. Anik stabbed the Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute unit Moitree general secretary Sajjadur Rahman Sujon at around 12:30pm as the latter called police seeing him on the campus. Sujon handed Anik over to police, said police and witnesses. Sujon was later admitted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital. Rezwanul Islam Chowdhury Sunny, the institute unit Moitree vice-president was killed in a BCL attack on January 7.
Probe into graft charges against RMCH Asst Director begins
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Rajshahi divisional health directorate on Monday started investigation into allegations of power abuse and irregularities against an assistant director of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH).
Following a ministerial order, the divisional health Director Dr Abdur Rashid Mridha called RMCH Assistant Director Dr Muhibul Hasan to his office and enquired him about the allegations.
Dr Muhibul is general secretary of RMCH chapters of Bangladesh Medical Association and Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad, a doctors' forum backed by the ruling Awami League.
Some 14 doctors who were allegedly victimised by Muhibul were also enquired.
The investigation was initiated following an anonymous letter that was sent to the health ministry alleging that Dr Muhibul forced some 14 doctors to give him money by threatening them of transfer.
Talking to The Daily Star, health Director Dr Abdur Rashid Mridha confirmed the investigation but declined to give details.
When contacted, Dr Muhibul Hasan said the allegations against him are false.
"The health director interviewed me over the allegations that came through an anonymous letter. Those who are envious at the development works under my leadership are circulating propaganda against me,” he said.