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12:00 AM, October 01, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 01, 2010

2 Pabna ADCs made OSD

Another recruitment test today amid tight security

The government yesterday withdrew two more officials from Pabna and made them officers on special duty (OSDs) following the row between the district administration and ruling party men centring the September 17 attack on government officers.
The officials are ADC (general) Bijoy Bhushan Paul and ADC (revenue) Imam Uddin Kabir, according to a gazette notification of establishment ministry.
The government on Tuesday withdrew Pabna Deputy Commissioner (DC) AFM Manzur Kadir and Superintendent of Police (SP) Jamil Ahmed, and transferred Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Abdul Halim to Monpura upazila in Bhola.
Meanwhile, the district administration will today conduct a recruitment test for class-III employees of Statistics Bureau. The test is scheduled to take place in two phases -- one from 10:00am to 11:00am and the other form 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
The test will be conducted at Pabna Govt Women College, Pabna Govt Girl's High School, Pabna Zila School, M Mansur Ali Degree College, Pabna Islamia College and Pabna Technical School and College.
Local administration yesterday imposed section 144 within 200 yards of the six examination centres but later withdrew it around 10:30pm.
Additional District Magistrate Md Jafar Ullah, who enforced 144 in the morning, told The Daily Star last night that law and order in the district was normal, and the test could be given without imposing 144.
Today's is the first such exam since more than 100 Jubo League and Chhatra League activists on September 17 assaulted government officers during a recruitment test, as the DC refused to entertain various demands of local AL lawmaker Golam Faruk Prince.
District administration officials refused to give the test after the attack on their colleagues.
The government on September 27 sent prime minister's Adviser HT Imam and State Minister for Home Shamsul Hoque Tuku, also a lawmaker from Pabna, to resolve the row.
Police arrested five ruling party men while 21 others on September 26 surrendered before the court in two cases filed by two magistrates. All of them are now in jail. Police also pressed charges against 33 Jubo League and Chhatra League men for the attack, vandalising vehicles and burning question papers.
“We have taken tight security measures to hold the recruitment tests peacefully,” Mosharaf Hossain, additional superintendent of police in Pabna said. Additional forces will be deployed in and around the exam halls, he added.
According to officials, some 5,615 applicants will take the exams.

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