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Court orders for investigation into bribery case against Shyamal Kanti

  • Published at 10:38 pm July 16th, 2016
  • Last updated at 04:49 pm August 10th, 2016
Court orders for investigation into bribery case against Shyamal Kanti

Sub-Inspector Naraynganj Court police Shakhawat Hossain said the court led by Judicial Magistrate Syduzzaman Sazzad ordered on Saturday the officer-in-charge of Bandar police station to ivestigate the case and submit the report by September 4.

Bhakta was beaten up by local people after some unidentified persons using the megaphone of a mosque propagated that he made offensive comments about Islam while he was punishing a Muslim student for not studying.He was rescued by police after he was beaten up and made to do sit-ups holding ears in the presence of lawmaker Osman on May 18.

The school managing committee sacked Bhakta on ground of his "absence from duty" after the incident.

Bhakta "physically tortured students, received money in the name of teachers' appointment, made derogatory comments about Islam, remained absent without leave and used to be late at work," the committee said.

Morsheda Begum, assistant teacher of the school filed the bribary case against him on July 14.

Later, the High Court intervention came as university teachers joined the protest calling the incident the "highest form of savagery" while angry posts flooded the Facebook with scores of protesters launching a "sorry sir" campaign. The protesters changed their profile pictures on the social network websites with photos in which they were seen holding their own ears with the "sorry sir" caption in a show of solidarity with the headmaster.

An education ministry probe committee found no evidence that Shyamal Kanti Bhakta had hurt anyone's religious sentiment though, on this allegation, the Narayanganj headmaster was publicly humiliated on a local lawmaker's instruction.

The three-member committee also termed illegal the decision of the school managing committee to suspend Shyamal as the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar area of Narayanganj.

The ministry reinstated him following the probe body recommendation.