DU halts publishing Gha unit intake test result over question paper leak scam

15 Oct,2018

BDchronicle :


Dhaka University authorities have postponed publishing the results its admission test for Gha unit without showing any reason.

On Monday morning, the authorities issued a press release saying that the results will be published on Tuesday. But hours later, they issued another press release saying that fresh date of publishing resutls will be announced soon.

The suspension of publishing result follows widespread allegation of leaking out question paper of the admission test which was held on Friday.

The university authorities shortly after Saturday midnight filed a case under Digital Security Act against six named accused and many unnamed accomplices alleging that they had on Friday leaked 72 questions of Gha Unit’s admission test.

The case was filed with the Shahbagh police station after six named accused, Jahidul Isalam, 45, Insan Ali Rocky, 19, Mostakim Hossain, 20, Sadman Salid, 21, Tanvir Ahmmed, 21, and Abu Taleb, 19, were arrested at the Doel Chattar on the DU campus.

They came from Bogura.

DU chief security officer Kamrul Hasan filed the case, DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said.

The suspects face the charge of cheating using digital and electronic devices and recording and transferring information after illegally entering into computer system, he said.

According to the 1st information report, Bogura based Rahema Computer Centre owner Sabbir Hissain Rana and Bogura based Google Admission and Information Centre owner Lahedujjaman Limon were allegedly involved with the digital forgery. They allegedly supplied the questions to Insan Ali Rocky in exchange of Tk three lakh.

Analyzing the seized electronic device from the suspects, it was found that they supplied the questions through messenger, whatsapp and other social media to admission seekers, according to the FIR.

The FIR also alleges that the suspects also acknowledged their offence.

On Sunday morning the police produced the six suspects in the court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Saitta Brata Shikdeer, seeking a seven-day remand for interrogations. The court granted two days’ remand.

The question paper of Dhaka University admission test, held on Friday, was leaked 43 minutes before the tests commenced, the admission seekers and guardians said.

Seventy-two out of 100 multiple choice questions of the Gha unit were leaked, they said.

A total of 95,341 candidates appeared at this year’s admission test for the Gha Unit offering 1,615 seats.

On October 10, the CID filed the 1st case under the Digital Security Act accusing five detained youths with Paltan police station allegedly for alluring people with the offer of selling questions of medical admission test held on October 5.

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