The Ministry of Education on Tuesday suspended its two staffers accused of bribery over reopening the controversial Lakehead Grammar School.
Previously on Monday, the Detective Branch filed a case against the two staffers and the owner of Lakehead Grammar School.
The three stand accused of bribing authorities for reopening the English-medium school in Dhaka which the education ministry closed down last year following allegations of harbouring militancy.
The ministry staffers are the education minister’s aide Motaleb Hossain and Nasir Uddin.
Nasir, an upper-division assistant, is also the secretary general of the Secondary and Higher Secondary Government Staff and Officials’ Welfare Forum.
“The suspension order will remain in force until the completion of the trial,” Education Minister Nahid said.
Law enforcers arrested Motaleb in Mohammadpur’s Basila on Sunday, while Nasir was detained in Gulshan around the same time.
They had allegedly gone missing after being led away by “unidentified people” in Dhaka between January 18 and January 20.
The police found Tk 130,000 in cash on Nasir.