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Bank recruitment test: Applicants vandalise Shah Ali Mohila College

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12 January, 2018 18:29 PM



Bank recruitment test: Applicants vandalise Shah Ali Mohila College

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Applicants, who sat for recruitment tests for senior officers, officers and cash officers of five state-run banks, have gone on a rampage at Hazrat Shah Ali Mohila College center in the capital's Mirpur area.

The angry candidates on Friday vandalised the college rooms as the authorities have suspended the examination due to unavailability of seats.

The agitated applicants also blocked the road adjacent to the college around 3:30pm.

Shah Ali Police Station Sub-Inspector Sheuli Akter has confirmed the news.

According to the eye-witnesses, more than 8,000 candidates were scheduled to attend the recruitment tests at the college in capital’s Mirpur-1 area today.

Of the candidates, only 40 percent got seats, causing an altercation between the applicants and the invigilators in the hall.

Later, hearing the news of the suspension of the test at the college, the students became furious and blocked the nearby roads.

Shakirul Haque Toru, a candidate for the recruitment test, told to Kalerkantho: "Around 60 percent applicants did not get the seats for the test as the center was too small to accommodate more than 8,000 applicants."

Police, later, dispersed the agitating applicants around 5pm today.

Confirming the information, Shah Ali Police Station Sub Inspector Sheuli Akter said: "The candidates who blocked the roads at Mirpur area were dispersed from the roads this afternoon. The situation is now under control."

Earlier on January 9, Member Secretary of Bankers' Selection Committee Secretariat of Bangladesh Bank Mosharraf Hossain Khan said the recruitment tests for senior officers, officers and cash officers of five state-run banks will be held in the pre-scheduled date (January 12).

On January 7, the High Court halted the recruitment tests for senior officers, officers and cash officers of Sonali, Rupali and Janata banks following a writ petition.


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