VC paid TK 1.6 crore to JU BCL unit’s leaders: Rabbani

VC paid TK 1.6 crore to JU BCL unit’s leaders: Rabbani


Dhaka, September 14: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have paid TK 1 crore 60 lakh to Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) JU unit from an ongoing development project of the university, the student organisation General Secretary Golam Rabbani claimed.

He made the claim in a letter that he and BCL president Shovon jointly wrote to Awami League president Sheikh Hasina apologising for their mistakes and controversial activities on Thursday.

“No money transaction happened,” the JU Public Relation Office and BCL JU unit said in separate releases on Friday.

They also termed BCL secretary Rabbani’s claim of money fraudulence as blatant lies.

A press released, signed by BCL JU unit’s deputy office secretary M Mainul Hossain, said, “BCL central president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and general secretary Golam Rabbani held a meeting with the university vice chancellor (VC) Prof Farzana Islam on August 8. The university unit (BCL JU unit) is not aware of what they have discussed during the meeting.”

“Therefore, Golam Rabbani’s claim that the university authorities paid TK 1 crore 60 lakh is baseless,” the release claimed.

Another press release, issued from public relation office of the university yesterday, said, “BCL central president and general secretary have given fabricated information about the Tk 1,445-crore campus development project of the university.”

“No money was paid to the leaders of the university BCL unit. Even the VC has not discussed this issue with the BCL central leaders,” the release claimed.

BCL president Shovon and Rabbani have written a letter to Sheikh Hasina apologising for their mistakes and controversial activities, according to media reports on Friday.

A letter, signed by BCL central general secretary Golam Rabbani, was submitted to one of the four leaders, who have been assigned by the AL president to look after the BCL affairs.

In the letter, they sought a chance from the AL president to correct themselves. They also explained the allegations of controversial activities, raised against them.

AL president Sheikh Hasina has ordered to dissolve the BCL central body as she got annoyed at their controversial activities according to a media report of a Bangla national daily, published on Sunday (August 8).

Even, their special passes to the prime minister’s official residence Ganabhaban have been revoked for their alleged involvement in various controversial activities.

Source: News Agencies