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Shyamal Kanti to be put on trial for 'taking bribe'

  • Published at 09:57 pm September 27th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:31 pm September 27th, 2017
Shyamal Kanti to be put on trial for 'taking bribe'
The headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Narayanganj will face charges after a court asked authorities concerned to frame them against Shyamal Kanti Bhakta. On Wednesday, Narayanganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Akhtaruzzaman passed the order to frame the charges against Shyamal Kanti after denying him bail. The court has set December 12 to hear the witness depositions after the charges have been framed. The high school head teacher was accused of taking bribe from a female teacher in exchange for including her in the monthly pay order. Shyamal Kanti’s lawyer Sakhawat Hossain Khan said he will appeal to the High Court against the order. Shyamal was dragged into the limelight after he was assaulted by a dozen youths led by one Opu on the school premises and forced to do squats while holding his ears by local Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Salim Osman on May 13 last year allegedly for defaming Islam. The attackers also used loudspeakers of a mosque to ask people to gather at the school. He was also removed from his position on May 17, but the Education Ministry reinstated him and dissolved the school’s managing committee. This article was first published on Bangla Tribune