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3 quota reform activists remanded

10 July 2018, 7:51:00

A court here on Tuesday put three leaders and activists of quota reform movement to two-day remand each in two separate cases filed in connection with an attack on the residence of the Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor (VC) on April 9.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud passed the order when DB inspector Bahauddin Faruqi and also the investigation officer of the cases produced them before the court with seven-day remand prayer for each.

Those who remanded are Faruk Hassan, joint-convener of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council and two members of the council—Jashim Uddin and Mashiur Rahman.

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Barrister Sarah Hossain and Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua filed petition for their bail before the court.

On April 9 last, when general students’ popular protest on quota reform was in its peak, some unknown masked attackers broke the main entrance of the VC’s residence and ransacked several rooms and furniture. They also set fire to two vehicles parked inside the VC residence.

Two separate cases were filed with Shahbagh Police Station on the following day.

Faruk Hassan, a joint convener of the quota reform movement was sent to jail by a Dhaka court on July 3, in a police assault case, which was filed with Shahbagh police station on April 9.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Court Judge Subrata Bose Shuvo sent Faruk to jail after the investigation officer of the case Bahauddin Faruqi produced him before the court.   

Earlier on July 2, around 150 BCL leaders and activists swooped on the quota reform activists when they were taking preparation to bring out a procession from the central Shaheed Minar in the morning.

They beat up Faruk Hassan, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council, a platform that leads the quota reform movement, and picked him up.

Besides, a number of activists of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council were injured in separate attacks allegedly by some BCL activists and police when they were trying to stage their scheduled programme at different universities across the country that day. unb.


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