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High Court orders injunction on lecturer recruitment in CU

  • Published at 04:53 pm April 18th, 2019
Md Amdadul Haque
Md Amdadul Haque Collected

The court order came in response to a writ petition filed by an applicant

The High Court has put an injunction on the recruitment of a lecturer in the zoology department of Chittagong University (CU).

The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and KM Kamrul Kader issued the order on Thursday after hearing a writ petition filed by Md Amdadul Haque, an applicant to the post. 

The court also asked the CU vice chancellor to dispose of Amdadul’s application, and retake a new viva voce exam for the recruitment, in two weeks. 

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, who stood for Amdadul, said the court had expressed dissatisfaction over the moral degradation in educational institutions in the country. 

Amdadul, who received a prime minister's gold medal for his academic achievements, alleged that he was abducted by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on March 27, when he went to Chittagong University to take part in the recruitment examination for the post of zoology lecturer. 

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday, Amdadul described what happened that day. 

“I was waiting for my interview for the job when seven members of Chhatra League CU unit abducted me and took me to a place beside the Faculty of Arts building,” he said. 

“There, they started beating me, tearing up my shirt. Two of them, Anwar Hossain and Jahidul Hasan, forced me on to a rickshaw and took me to the central sports field.” 

At the time, the Chhatra League men also snatched a mobile phone and Tk5,000 in cash from Amdadul. 

From the sports field, Anwar, along with fellow Chhatra League member Asif Mahmud Shuvo, put Amdadul on a motorbike and took him to the CU pagoda. 

“From there, they told me to go home through Gate No 2, but I had fallen ill after the beating. They forced me into a CNG auto-rickshaw. 

“When we reached in front of Alaul Hall, Mosaddek Ali held a knife to my neck and threatened to slit my throat if I didn't  follow their directions. 

“They took me to a police box, where they told the police that I was a member of Islami Chhatra Shibir. They also claimed that they had saved me from a group of Chhatra League followers. 

“Then the police told me that I was not safe there, and took me to Hathazari police station. But they locked me up in the station and did not release me until 5pm,” he added.