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HC forms 2 bodies to probe SSC question leak

Published : Thursday, 15 February, 2018 at 4:47 PM Count : 399

The High Court has formed two probe bodies--one judicial and another administrative- to investigate the alleged question leaks during SSC examination.


Dhaka district judge will lead the five-member judicial probe committee while BUET teacher M Kaykobad to head the five-member administrative body.



bdnews24.com adds : The order came on Thursday following a writ petition by four Supreme Court lawyers: Ainun Nahar Siddiqa, Sikder Mahmudur Razi, Md Raju Mia and Nur Mohammad Azmi.

The judicial team’s job is to find out the perpetrators and set penalties for them, said petitioners’ lawyer Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua.

“The administrative committee needs to figure out what preventive measures can be taken and possible solutions.”

The court has asked the committees to start field work within seven days of getting a copy of the order and wrap up the tasks within 30 days, said Barua.

Earlier in the day, the court issued a rule after an initial hearing on the petition by the four lawyers.

The petition sought the court’s order instructing the government to open judicial and administrative probes into the matter.

The petitioners also sought directives to hold fresh exams and design a law to check the leaks.

The High Court issued a rule asking why the failure to plug question leaks of the school-leaving public exams will not be declared illegal.

The secretaries to the ministries of education, primary and mass education, law and its draft wing, home ministry, ICT, BTRC chief and its secretary, inspector general of police, chief of the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Directorate and the chairmen of all the eight education boards have been ordered to respond within two weeks.

During Thursday’s hearing, the court described the ‘epidemic question leak as an issue more serious than drug addiction’, said Mahmudur Razi, one of the four petitioners.

“It said the students who are taking the SSC and HSC exams today, will lead Bangladesh in five to ten years. If they go through this, there’s a risk that the whole nation will collapse,” he said.


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