Refuting the allegation of corruption against him, Ducsu vice president Nurul Haque Nur yesterday claimed that a “government-sponsored” conspiracy has been hatched to make him and his organisation appear controversial.
While speaking at a press conference at Madhur Canteen on Dhaka University campus, he also asked three media outlets to offer apology to him for running reports containing “wrong information”.
Nur said a part of an audio clip containing his conversation has been circulated with ill intention and the incident has impacted his reputation and created confusion among people.
The audio clip contained conversation between him, his aunt and one of his acquaintances, Nur said.
Terming the conversation “completely personal and business related in nature”, Nur claimed that he was talking to a man he knew regarding a bank guarantee over Tk 13 crore for his aunt’s construction firm.
“But two television channels presented distorted information and reported that I was lobbying with a project manager to get the contract of the project. I did not talk or lobby with any project manager,” Nur said.
Nur alleged that the media outlets did not speak to him and aired the reports to tarnish the image of his organisation -- Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad.
A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists chanted slogans at Madhur Canteen while Nur was holding the press briefing.
On Tuesday, a private television channel aired a report featuring an audio clip in which Nur was speaking to a person.
The next day, Muktijuddho Moncho padlocked Nur’s office room at the student union building -- demanding his resignation from the post of VP for his alleged illegal monetary transaction.