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Prove graft allegation or face legal actions: PM

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Published: 09:01, 7 November 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Prove graft allegation or face legal actions: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the people, who are creating anarchy on universities after bringing corruption allegations against vice-chancellors, will have to face legal actions if they fail to prove it.

The Prime Minister said this while distributing assistance among journalists at a function at the Prime Minister’s office on Thursday.

The remarks came when unrests are going on over corruption allegations at Jahangirnagar University and Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).

The premier said that it would not be tolerated anymore to stop classes and launch attacks on the houses of VCs and offices in the name of movements without any logical grounds.

“Corruption allegations are usually surfaced whenever any development project is taken place,” she said, opining that the allegations might have come while the money earned through grafts is not distributed properly.

In this context, she said the BUET students have been carrying out the movement following death of a fellow student since the people responsible for killing of the student, were arrested and a case was filed to this end, saying, “I found no logic to continue the movement.”

The premier slammed the Bengali daily Prothom Alo over the death of a student of Dhaka Residential Model School and College in electrocution due to their negligence in arranging a programme at the school where little children joined the function and attended the school.

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Information Ministry Hasanul Haq Inu were present while Information Secretary Abdul Malek moderated the function.