SYLHET, Nov 24: Probe committee formed over Thursday's factional clash between feuding factions of ruling Awami League's student front Bangladesh Chhara League (BCL) at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) is yet to start investigation even after five days of the violence.
No deadline was fixed for submitting the investigation report although the committee at the time of its formation was asked to submit report as soon as possible.
The university authority constituted a three-member probe committee immediately after the clash on Thursday evening at an emergency syndicate meeting with Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Aminul Haque Bhuiyan in the chair, sources concerned said.
The clash took place between two BCL factions on the fateful day that left Sumon Das, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student of Sylhet International University, dead and 40 others including Proctor Professor Himadri Sekhar Roy seriously injured.
Former Treasure of the university Prof Elias Uddin Biswas of Mathematics department was made chief of the probe committee while Prof Muhammad Younus of Chemistry department and Prof Nazrul Islam of BBA department are the two other members.
When asked, Syndicate Member Prof Kabir Hossain said that no deadline was fixed for submitting the investigation report as the extent of casualties could not be measured immediately. "But they were asked to submit report as soon as possible."
Chief of the probe committee was quoted as saying that they held a meeting over the issue with one member absent and that they would start working soon after Prof Nazrul Islam's return from abroad, he added.
University sources said that Prof Nazrul Islam left the country on Sunday morning for a five-day foreign tour and is expected to return on November 26.
Chief of the three-member committee Elias Uddin Biswas said that they were yet to begin investigation into the incident.
"I talked on Saturday night to committee member Nazrul Islam for a meeting on Sunday afternoon to discuss a possible way of initiating the investigation process. But the meeting could not be held as the latter left for India the previous morning," he said.
He also said that they would start their work after Prof Nazrul Islam's return to the campus.
Acting SUST VC Prof Narayen Saha said that he didn't know anything in detail about the investigation as he took the charge only recently.
The VC would take effective action in this regard after his return to the campus, he added.