10 Jamat e Islami leaders have been charged with embezzlement of 15 crores BD Taka from the International Islamic University in Chittagong.
This includes the Naib Amir of the party’s Chittagong district ANM Muhammad Shamsul Islam .
The university is seen by authorities as a militant breeding ground .
Earlier, its name hit limelight when one of its students Sabbirul Haque alias Konik was suspected to have been killed in a militant hideout during a raid in Dhaka’s Kallyanpur area on July 26, 2016.
NIne militants were killed in a deadly gunfight with police on that day.
Chattogram Sitakunda model police station OC Abul Kalam Azad told Easternlink the lawsuit charged the Jamaat leaders for embezzling money from IIUC teachers, staff salaries, and provident funds.
The campus is housed in 40 buildings on 43 acres of land on Dhaka Chittagong Highway, beside the Railway line, about 25 km from Chittagong city.
In addition to the local students, more than 200 foreign students from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Somalia, Maldives, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Sudan are studying, according to the website of the University.
170 students from different departments of Jamat owned International Islamic University of Chittagong (IIUC) have been missing from their academic activities for a period of time on 2016.
However, the other accused in recent case filed by IIUC treasurer Humayun Kabir are Jamaat Nayeb e, Amir Ahsan Ullah Bhuiyan, Mohammad Amiruzzaman, Abdul Hamid Chowdhury, KM Golam Mohiuddin, Ali Azadi, Tafiqur Rahman, Kamal Uddin and prof Mahbub.
The plaintiff filed the case with Sitakunda model police station on Friday night.
Earlier, during the police investigation In 2016, IIUC’s registrar Squadron Leader (Rtd) Nurul Islam mentioned to media,they had made the missing list of the 170 students as per the direction of the Ministry of Education.
“The list of the absent students was handed over to the Sitakund Police Station,” the registrar confirmed.
Earlier, the Ministry of Education of the country had directed all the educational institutes across the country to prepare a detailed list of students who were missing from their classes for more than ten days.
The decision was taken in the wake of militant attacks in Dhaka’s upper-scale Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 killed 29 people in a deadly attack.
By Shamshun Nahar Khan, Dhaka