A Dhaka court yesterday directed the officer-in-charge (OC) of Shahbagh Police Station to submit a report by January 8, after a defamation case was filed against Dhaks University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Vice President Nurul Haque Nur.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ziaur Rahman passed the order after DU Salimullah Muslim Hall Students’ Union Vice President Muzahid Kamal Uddin filed the case yesterday against Nur.
In the complaint, Kamal alleged that Nur was involved with extortion and tender manipulation by abusing the VP post, which has “tarnished” the reputation and image of Dhaka University.
“I came to know the news of Nur’s extortion and tender manipulation from reports in different dailies published on December 5,’’ he said in his complaint.
On December 3, a private television channel aired a leaked audio clip of what is allegedly VP Nur conversing with someone over illegal exchange of money.
Nur claimed the media broadcast only a part of his phone conversation to confuse people. He called upon three media houses to apologise.
Amid this, Ducsu General Secretary Golam Rabbani, who was removed from Bangladesh Chhatra League as its general secretary following extortion allegation, in a press conference on December 6 demanded VP Nur’s resignation.
Nur, however, denies all accusations, and has said he would resign from his post if the allegations are found to be true.