15 held over DU, JnU admission question papers leakage
-- Two detained over involvement in buying and selling JnU admission questions
-- Several applicants are among the detainees
-- One sent to jail by mobile court for cheating during DU ‘Ka’ unit admission test
-- Raids conducted hours before the DU ‘Ka’ unit admission test began
-- 12 detainees are held from Tejturi Bazar in Dhaka
Law enforcers arrested 15 people from different areas in Dhaka suspected of involvement in leakage of question papers for admission to Dhaka University and Jagannath University.
The detainees include several applicants of ‘Ka’ unit admission test of DU and one applicant of ‘Ka’ unit admission test of JnU.
Two youths, a boy and a girl, were caught in front of Dhaka University Central Mosque around 2:00pm today while having a deal over question paper leak of ‘Ka’ unit admission test of Jagannath University (JnU).
One of them, identified as Malek Sheikh, a student of psychology department of Dhaka College, is a member of a syndicate which is involved in leakage of question papers for university admission tests.
The other, a JnU admission seeker, said she was asked by a teacher from a coaching centre to contact Malek for JnU ‘Ka’ unit questions.
Tipped off, the youths were caught in front of the DU central Mosque after the Juma prayers for suspected involvement in buying and selling of question papers for admission test, said AM Amzad, proctor of DU.
Some questions from Physics and Biology and their answers came to Malek’s mobile phone as text messages around 3:00pm, which proved their involvement in question paper leakage, he added.
The questions and answers were sent by Kazi Kaushik, a former student leader at Dhaka College, Malek said.
They were later detained at Shahbagh Police Station and would be handed over to Detective Branch (DB) of police for interrogation.
Earlier this morning, police picked up a candidate as he was using an electronic device during the admission test of ‘Ka’ unit under the science faculty of the university.
Hasibul Hasan Shanto was detained around 10:45am at Mohammadpur Model School and College, said Md Rabiul Islam, assistant proctor of DU.
He was later sent to jail for two years by a mobile court.
Rabiul said there was no possibility of question leak before the start of the admission test. But during the exam, someone might take the question paper out illegally.
The ‘Ka’ unit admission test started at 10:00am.
The test was held at 76 centres of the city including Dhaka University.
A total of 71,350 candidates are competing for 1,660 seats under ‘Ka’ unit this year.
Detectives earlier claimed arrest of 12 people from Tejturi Bazar in Dhaka suspected of involvement in selling ‘fake question papers’ for admission to Dhaka University.
The crackdown took place last night, hours before the admission test of the ‘Ka’ unit began today, said Muntasirul Islam, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
The detainees were held for providing students with some questions for 'Ka' unit admission test in exchange of money, UNB adds quoting the DMP official.