38 admission seekers of DU 'Gha' unit Admission Test were arrested for their involvement in adopting unfair means during the examination held on Friday.
DU Correspondent :Authorities of Dhaka University and the law enforcers have detained 38 people, including 25 admission seekers, on charge of ‘hi-tech’ fraud in Gha unit admission test of the university on Friday.They have been detained from different examination centres across the city while committing fraud through using cell phones during the admission tests, sources said. Of them, the DU authorities held 17 admission seekers during the admission test on Friday and later handed them over to police.DU Acting Proctor Prof Dr Amzad said that cases would be filed against the detaineeswith concerned police stations in accordance with the university rules. Meanwhile, sources at the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) headquarters said the elite force arrested 21 persons, including eight admission seekers, from different parts of the city on Thursday night and Friday. They all belonging to three organised gangs involved in leak of question papers and supply of answer during the DU admissions test, added the sources. Of the arrested persons, the 13 gang members were involved in providing answers to questions through mobile phone text messages to admission aspirants in exchange of money, Major Md Rumman, deputy director (legal wing) at RAB headquarters, told reporters.The arrested people in the RAB’s Headquarter have been identified as BCL DU unit International Affairs Secretary Mozammel Haque Lalin, F K M Khaledur Rahman, Md Sakkur Ali, Srikanto Bhadra, Abul Bashar, Mir Rezwan Mahbub Tanmoy, Monirul Islam, Jakir Khan, Jubayer Ahmed, Jasim Uddin, Sumon Miah, Kazi Shamim Habib, Aritraya Shinha, Nuruzzaman, Kafir Hasan, Shamim Sikder, Sanjita Das, Subrata, Sobuj Hasan and Aminul Haque. The candidates detained by DU authorities have been identified as Bulti Bala, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Mehedi Hasan Khan, Mehedi Hasan, Kowsik Farhan, Khaire Ummay Salma, Sharmin Akhter Mishu, Abid Islam Riton, Shahrukh Alam, Imdadul Islam, Riad Arefin, Fowjia Jaman Nabani, Mehedi Hasan, Omar Faraque, Rihad Hasan Rifat and Roni Hasan.The DU Acting Proctor said that they detained 17 candidates from different examination centres at Curzon Hall of the university, Motijheel Ideal College, Agrani School, Nilkhet High School, Notre Dame College and Eden College. The detained admission seekers were handed over to nearby police stations.He said that invigilators caught the admission seekers red-handed when they were filling in the answer scripts using mobile phone and other electronic devices through which answers were being supplied from outside the centres.In a press briefing at the battalion headquarters, Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan said the syndicates conduct such fraud in different phases.He said that the some admission seekers pay Tk one and a half to three lakh for the getting result during test.At first dishonest invigilators leak the question before or within few minutes of the examination beginning. They also allow the specific students to carry mobile phone and other electronic devices in centres, said the RAB-2 commanding officer Abul Kalam Azad. Lelin, a member of the syndicate, said that after getting the question paper leaked, few members solve it on set basis. Then they send the results through mobile phone text message. He said that they get around Tk 15,000 to 20,000 for managing admission seekers as their clients.Nirob, another member and second year student of Zoology at Jagannath University, said that his task was to manage peons and guards of different centres to put the specific candidates’ roll no in the back corners of the halls so that they can easily communicate over phone and get answer.Khalidur, another member of the syndicate, said that there are several other syndicates who are also involved in such defraud. Most of the syndicate members are university students and results are being taxed to admission seekers from DU Halls.