College students of Bogra IHT had been held hostage by Chhatra League chief Sajal for a decade
Sajal Kumar Ghosh shouldn’t be a pupil. He has no studentship at another academic establishment. He’s the previous organizing secretary of the Bogra District Chhatra League. He has been occupying a room within the residential hostel of the Institute of Well being Know-how (IHT) in Bogra for a decade solely due to social gathering affect. Fed up along with his torture, the widespread college students protested.
Common college students blocked the Satmatha-Banani highway of town by boycotting lessons for the second day on Wednesday and locking the administration constructing to demand the arrest of Sajal Kumar Ghosh. After protesting until midday, the scholars introduced to proceed the motion. Earlier, IHT college students blocked the Satmatha-Banani highway in entrance of the campus from final Tuesday afternoon to night and protested with sticks.
Accused Sajal Kumar Ghosh lined his face within the face of scholars’ protest. There are a number of circumstances in opposition to him together with try and homicide, Arms Act. Towards Sajal, IHT college students are being held hostage and management of hostel eating, commerce of lakhs of rupees monthly, commerce of seats in hostels, commerce of passing sensible and oral exams, extortion from college students within the title of internship, every day bodily torture of scholars within the title of ‘hajira’ observe, research excursions. The abnormal college students have complained of varied misdeeds together with embezzlement of about 8 lakh taka collected from 700 college students, organising alcohol social gathering within the hostel room.
Who’s Chhatra League chief Sajal Ghosh?
Speaking to abnormal college students and district BCL leaders, it’s recognized that Sajal Kumar Ghosh’s home is in Dilpasha of Bhangura upazila in Pabna. He got here to Bogra a few century in the past. He used to introduce himself as a radiologist at a non-public diagnostic heart. Round 2016, below the affect of Chhatra League, he occupied a room within the residential hostel of IHT in Bogra and constructed a shelter. That 12 months, a pupil named Roni was accused of tried homicide by stabbing him. In 2016, he obtained the publish of organizing secretary of the District Chhatra League attributable to his friendship with Naimur Razzak, the previous president of the District Chhatra League. After that he ‘established management’ within the IHT campus by utilizing the affect of Chhatra League. There’s additionally an allegation in opposition to him of frequently organising drug hangouts with outsiders in room quantity 218 of the IHT dormitory.
Mahfuzul Islam, a third-year pupil of physiotherapy division, complained that there are 150 resident college students within the hostel. Sajal Kumar Ghosh collected 1 lakh 65 thousand taka from them as 1 thousand 100 taka for eating meals each month. Though three meals had been presupposed to be offered, they cooked 4 kg of rice khichuri with solely turmeric for 150 college students. College students cannot say these items. Within the morning a lot of the college students eat breakfast exterior. Sajal Ghosh pocketed a lot of the cash by offering poor high quality meals within the different two meals as properly.
One other third-year pupil named Mahmudul Islam complained that Sajal Ghosh used to handle the administration of the establishment and cease the scholars from filling the types by giving the excuse of absence within the class whereas filling the types within the examination. After that, he would give a chance to take the examination with a subscription of 10,000 taka per individual.
Other than this, Sajal Ghosh has to pay Rs 3,000 to 10,000 for the internship. Lately, for the farewell ceremony of the third 12 months college students, a donation of 4.5 lakh taka was collected as 500 taka per individual. Sajal embezzled all this cash by spending lakhs of rupees. Other than this, Sajal Ghosh collected 1 thousand 100 taka from every pupil for the tutorial tour. He didn’t take him on the tutorial tour regardless that 7 lakh 70 thousand taka was collected from 700 college students.
Md. A pupil named Rifat stated that each evening there’s a drug session within the room occupied by Sajal. Every single day after class he used to take a seat on the tent flooring of the campus with a chair. Each pupil needed to meet and greet him on the finish of the category. Violation of the principles was adopted by bodily torture. Other than this, Sajal Kumar Ghosh used to lease hostels for college kids’ processions and accumulate donations from the leaders every time Awami League and its affiliated organizations had any program.
In line with IHT sources, two residential hostels had been opened in 1978 for college kids. Considered one of these is for college kids, the opposite is for feminine college students. Initially it was utilized by college students of the Medical Assistant Coaching Faculty (MATS). At the moment some buildings had been constructed right here for the actions of MATs. From 1992 to 2006 it was used because the constructing of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College. Later this medical school shifted to new constructing. After that IST actions began right here.
It has been discovered that there are 72 rooms on this four-storey corridor. Every room accommodates two college students. In line with this, there’s a complete lodging of 144 college students on this corridor. Sajal Kumar Ghosh controls the seat commerce within the corridor. Sajal used to take Tk 5-10 thousand one time for a seat. He beat the scholars if they didn’t comply with his phrase. Round 2018, the scholars began leaving the hostel as a result of torture of Sajal Ghosh.
A number of college students stated that the scholars had been crushed up if they didn’t go to a celebration procession. Threatened. Nobody may even play sports activities within the campus grounds with out Sajal’s pals. Sajal took donations anonymously at varied occasions. College students are allotted halls on the time of admission to IST. To remain within the corridor, each pupil has to pay 12,000 taka for 3 years. Other than this, Sajal has to pay 10 thousand rupees.
How the protest began
A pupil named Aminul Islam stated that final Tuesday at midday, he purchased 250 grams of onions out there for the scholar hostel’s lunch. Sajal Ghosh beat him for this crime. After that, the scholars obtained indignant and left the campus and blocked the highway.
Mushfiqur Rahim, a 3rd 12 months pupil of IHT stated with anger, ‘There isn’t a one who has not been crushed by Sajal. It kills when the lime is squeezed out. He additionally beat me.’ Mushfiqur additionally stated, ‘Sajal Ghosh needs 30 thousand rupees from me saying that he’ll go the examination. They failed me within the oral examination as a result of I couldn’t give it.’
Bached Ahmed, a closing 12 months pupil of radiology division, was tortured by Sajal. He stated, ‘Sajal Ghosh bodily tortured me a few weeks in the past as a result of I used to be late for the Chhatra League procession. He has carried out these misdeeds for therefore lengthy with the direct help of the IHT administration. In his concern the IHT administration additionally appointed him as a “visitor instructor”. However his certificates is faux.’
When requested, IHT hostel assistant Mokhlesur Rahman stated, ‘Sajal was by no means a pupil of IHT. I do not understand how he stayed within the hostel for therefore lengthy.’
Amayat-ul-Hasin, principal of IHT, stated, ‘The placement of an outsider named Sajal Ghosh within the hostel was not recognized for a very long time. The torture of abnormal college students shouldn’t be recognized. I’m not conscious of the gathering of charges within the title of research tour. Nobody has filed a written grievance in opposition to him for therefore lengthy. Now I’ve acquired the grievance, motion might be taken.’ When requested whether or not Sajal was made a visitor instructor or not, the principal prevented the problem.
Bogra Sadar Circle Extra Superintendent of Police Sharafat Islam stated that no academic establishment may be held hostage by anybody. Grievances of IHT college students are being investigated. Nobody might be allowed to extort college students hostage.
Sajal Kumar Ghosh’s assertion on the allegations was not often called he saved his cellphone switched off and went into hiding. Nevertheless, Naimur Razzak, former president of Bogra District Chhatra League, claimed, ‘Sajal Kumar Ghosh was as soon as a pupil of IHT. Though he’s a resident of Pabna district, he was given the publish of organizational secretary within the District Chhatra League as he lived in Bogra.
Sajeev Kumar Saha, the present president of Bogra District Chhatra League, stated that Sajal Kumar is presently not in any place within the group. Due to this, there isn’t a alternative to take organizational measures in opposition to him.