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Allegation against principal of drinking liquor in college compound

  • The incident takes place in Khalilganj College in Kurigram 
  • He fell ill after drinking liquor
  • The accused teacher drinks liquor in the college regularly, allege other teachers
Update : 16 Oct 2023, 09:30 PM

An allegation has been raised against SM Salauddin Rubel, principal of Khalilganj School and College in Kurigram, relating to drinking liquor in the college.

On Monday afternoon, two teachers took him home when he fell ill after drinking liquor in his room.

Several teachers of the college who witnessed the incident, former students and governing body members confirmed the information. 

Liton Ali and Ershadul, members of the governing body, said that they went to the college in the afternoon after receiving information that the principal was lying in his room in a drunken state. 

“We saw him lying there in a drunken state. There was an odour of liquor also in the room. Seeing us, he hid the bottle of liquor in his pocket,” they claimed. 

Later, two teachers named Mosharraf and Anirban took him home.

Rakib, a former student of the institution who witnessed the incident, said: "I went and saw the principal drunk and sick.”

Another eyewitness to the incident, a lecturer of the college said on condition of anonymity: "The principal regularly drinks liquor in the college after noon. Almost all the college staff know this. 

“Today he got sick after drinking liquor. The teachers also complained to the president of the governing body about his activities. He promised to take action but there has been no action till now.” 

Teacher Mosharraf, who took the principal home, said, "I left the principal at home because he felt ill. I don't know whether he was drunk.”

Meanwhile, the accused teacher’s phone number was unreachable when attempts were made to contact him. 

Mehdul Karim, president of the governing body and former police superintendent of Kurigram, said: “I have received this allegation. In this case, I will take action according to the rules.”

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