The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) authorities arrested five admission seekers from the campus on Tuesday for cheating in the admission process, reports news agency UNB.

The arrested were identified as Sakidul Islam Shakil, Abir Morshed, Arif Khan Rafi, Zahid Hasan Tamim, Riadul Jannat Riyad. They hailed from Bogura and Rangpur.

Professor Zahir Uddin, proctor of SUST, said the proctorial body caught them when they came to the campus for admission purpose in the evening.

During interrogation, they told the university authorities that they had adopted unfair means in the admission test. They said they gave Tk 500,000-800,000 to a syndicate for getting enrolled at the university.

They were later handed over to police.

Besides, the SUST authorities also arrested Samiul Islam Koushik, a first-year student of Food Engineering and Tea Technology department for his suspected involvement with the syndicate.

SUST registrar Ishfaqul Hossain said a case was filed against the six.