The University of Dhaka on Tuesday finally expelled 67 students for cheating in admission tests and involvement with illegal arms and drugs.
The decision was taken at a Syndicate meeting of the university with Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.
The expulsions will be effective from Tuesday.
Last year, the university expelled 15 students for cheating in admission tests of academic sessions from 2012-13 to 2017-18.
"We have expelled 63 students for getting admission in the university by using illegal means, and four others for involvement in arms and drugs," the VC told The Business Standard.
On June 23 last year, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police pressed charges against 125 people, including 87 students of Dhaka University, in a case filed over their alleged involvement in question paper leaks and cheating in admission tests.
Police submitted the charge sheet after a year and half long investigation. The case was filed at Shahbagh police station on October 20, 2017, under the Public Examinations Law and the Information and Communication Technology Act.
The four students who will be expelled for possession of illegal arms and drugs are Hasibur Rahman alias Tushar of the Education and Research Institute, Abu Bakr alias Alif of Philosophy, Imran Hossain of World Religion and Culture and Iftekharul Islam alias Tushar of the Pali and Buddhist Studies department of the university.
Residents of the Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall, they are involved with the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL). They were also expelled from their dormitory.
On October 8 last year, a DU proctorial team raided a room at Haji Muhammad Mohsin Hall and detained Hasibur Rahman Tushar, former deputy sports secretary, and Abu Bakr Alif, former deputy finance secretary of the hall unit BCL, for being in possession of yaba tablets and locally made arms.
But Imran, also a resident of the room, managed to escape.
The same evening, Tushar threatened Mohsin Hall BCL unit's Student Affairs Secretary Riaz Farazi by pointing a pistol at his head over group politics. Later, a case was filed at Shahbagh police station against Tushar, Alif and Imran under the arms act.