Vol. 5 Num 816 Tue. September 12, 2006  

8 JU students face disciplinary action

The disciplinary committee of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday recommended different levels of punishment to eight students for their involvement in anti-disciplinary activities.

The committee took the decision at a meeting held at the administrative building yesterday morning.

It recommended that Abu Sayeed, a student of economics, who was found guilty of assaulting a female student on the campus on August 21, be expelled for one year. It also recommended suspended permanent expulsion order against him. This order will come into force if Sayeed is found involved in any anti-disciplinary activities in future.

Shafique, a student of urban and regional planning, and Sajib, a student of statistics department, were fined Tk 3,000 each for their involvement in the August 21 incident. The committee also recommended suspended one-year expulsion order against the two.

Three other students involved in assaulting a teacher of the business administration also face one-year expulsion order along with a fine of Tk 3,000. Two of their associates were also punished.

A committee comprising hall provosts, deans and high level officials will be formed soon to formulate a code of conduct for the students, meeting sources said.

The disciplinary committee also recommended that the JU correspondents of The Daily Star, the Prothom Alo and the Bhorer Kagoj be given a warning for publishing a 'false' report on anomaly in the admission process at zoology department, accusing the three of 'tarnishing the image of the university'.

The recommendations will be forwarded to the upcoming syndicate meeting for approval.