A group of teachers staged demonstration at Jahangirnagar University on Monday expressing their support for the vice-chancellor, who is facing agitation over her alleged corruption and mismanagement.
Meanwhile, the university authorities on the day formed two committees to investigate the assaults on two students by Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders.
The three-member committees were asked to submit their findings within seven working days.
Around 200 teachers under the banner of Bangabandhu Shikkhak Parishad brought out a procession from the university’s Social Science faculty building at about 11:30am, which ended at a rally in front of the administrative building.
Professor Ajit Kumar, president of Jahangirnagar University Teachers Association, at the rally, claimed that the allegation brought against the vice-chancellor Farzana Islam and her family members were fabricated and baseless.
He also claimed that the current movement against the VC was designed to halt the implementation development works on the campus.
University authorities formed a body, headed by statistics teacher Mujibur Rahman, to investigate the assault on Bangladesh Students’ Union member Shoaeb Ibn Masud by BCL leaders and activists at AL Beruni Hall on August 29.
Anthropology teacher Rasheda Akhter will lead another body which will investigate the assault on Jahangirnagar Theatre activist Nurul Islam Saimum by BCL leader Abhishek on September 7.
Meanwhile, students under the banner of Jahangirnagar against Corruption held a musical event near New Arts faculty building as part of their agitation and protests against reported corruption, mismanagement and irregularity.
Teachers and students of the university have been staging protests against construction of three halls on a piece of woodland felling several thousand trees.
Their movement escalated after allegations spread that the vice-chancellor had funnelled Tk 2 crore to Chhatra League leaders as bribes.
Assault on protesters had fuelled the agitations.