Suspension for 2 education ministry officials: Minister

Published : 23 Jan 2018, 16:43

Sahos Desk

The two education ministry officials now in police custody over involvement in bribery will be suspended from duty, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said today.

“They will be suspended,” Minister Nahid told reporters in response to a relevant query at a briefing in his Bangladesh Secretariat office.

Motaleb Hossain, personal officer to Education Minister Nahid, and Md Nasiruddin, an upper division assistant (UDA), disappeared from Dhaka and reappeared in police custody.

Police said they were involved in bribery in connection to Lakehead Grammar School, a school that the authorities had shut down over affiliation with militancy and terrorism.

A case has been filed against Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid's Personal Officer(PO) Motaleb Hossain, Education Ministry staff Nasir Uddin and Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin on various charges.

Rafiz Uddin Ahmed, sub-inspector of Banani Police Station, said that Sub-inspector Monirul Islam Mrida of detective Branch of Police of South Division filed the case against them on Monday night on various charges, including exchanging bribes.

Earlier on Sunday night, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested missing Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin, Nahid's PO Motaleb Hossain and the Education Ministry staff Nasir Uddin from different areas of the city.

Earlier, Motaleb went missing from the capital on Saturday. His brother filed a general diary with Hazaribagh Police Station in this regard.

Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin also went missing on Saturday.

Nasir Uddin, an upper division clerk of Education Ministry, remained traceless since Thursday afternoon.

On November 6, 2017, the government suspended the academic functions of Lakehead Grammar School at Dhanmondi branch and two other branches at Gulshan on charges of patronising religious extremism and militancy.

According to the Education Ministry, the school was running without approval from the ministry.

Source: thedailystar

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