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JUST student accused of making derogatory remarks about prophet, held

  • Published at 01:03 pm October 12th, 2020
Jessore University of Science and Technology

The authorities also decided to lodge a case against him

Satkhira Detective Branch (DB) of police on Monday took a suspended student of Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) into custody over reportedly making derogatory comments about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on social media.

The suspended JUST student Mithun Mandal, is in his first year at the Department of Finance and Banking. He was held from his home in Debhata upazila of Satkhira.

Satkhira DB police Inspector Yasin Alam Chowdhury said they are investigating the matter. "Mithun will be shown arrested if the allegations against him are proved. We took him into custody in order to save him from agitated locals." 

JUST authorities on an emergency meeting on Monday morning decided to suspend Mithun, said the university's Public Relations Officer Abdur Rashid.

The meeting was presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Md Anwar Hossain.

Mithun has been served a show cause notice asking why he should not be expelled from the university permanently, Rashid said.

The authorities also decided to lodge a case against him under conventional laws, including the Digital Security Act, he said.

Besides, a four-member probe body has been formed to look into the matter and asked to submit its report within seven working days.

The university administration will take final action against him after receiving the report, the official added.

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