A mobile court in Rajshahi today sentenced a college teacher and his aide to two years’ imprisonment for allowing two examinees to rewrite their answer script in exchange of Tk 30,000.
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each under Public Examination Act 1990, in default, to serve three more months in jail, said Alamgir Kabir, one of two executive magistrates who led the court.
Abul Kalam Azad, 45, a teacher of Mohonpur Girls’ Degree College and his sister-in-law Laili Khatun, 28, were caught red handed at their residence at Kazihata in the city around 11:00am after they received Tk 30,000 in bribe from two examinees of Govt MM College, Jessore, the magistrate said.
The teacher took the money from the students for allowing them to rewrite their answer sheets of English examination, a subsidiary subject for the second year honours students of Islamic history examination under National University, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.
The arrest was made following a complaint lodged at the office of additional deputy commissioner (education) of Rajshahi by the two students – Badsha Alamgir and Asaduzzaman -- of Govt MM College.
Magistrate Zakiul Islam accompanied the two students in disguise to the teacher’s residence while magistrate Alamgir Kabir followed them with police forces.
Azad and Laili were arrested when they allowed the students to rewrite their answer sheets after taking the money, the magistrate said.