The Rajshahi University authorities suspended computer science and engineering department assistant professor Kazi Zahidur Rahman after his arrest for making derogatory remarks about late Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim on Facebook.
The decision was taken in the 499th syndicate meeting of the university held at vice-chancellor’s house around 10:00am on Saturday, the news agency quoted the university proctor Lutfor Rahman as saying.
University vice-chancellor professor M Abdus Sobhan presided over the syndicate meeting.
Earlier, the teacher was arrested from his residence at RU campus quarter around 2:00am on 18 June in a case filed under the Digital Security Act, said Md Asaduzzaman, assistant sub-inspector of Motihar police station of Rajshahi metropolitan police.
Advocate Tapos Kumar Saha, a resident of Sagorpara area in Rajshahi city filed the case under 25, 28 and 31 sections of the act against Kazi Zahidur Rahman.
The RU teacher allegedly criticised Nasim in two Facebook posts on 1 and 2 June at that time when the former minister was battling for life at a hospital in Dhaka.