JnU BCL unit suspended over assault on president’s son’s driver

All activities of the unit have been suspended for an indefinite period 

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Friday suspended the activities of its Jagannath University (JnU) unit, following an assault on the driver of President Abdul Hamid's youngest son.

A notification signed by BCL President Al Nahian Khan Joy and General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharya said all activities of the JnU unit BCL are being suspended until further notice.

Meanwhile, several leaders of the central committee of the BCL, who did not want to be named, told bdnews24.com that the activities were suspended over the assault. 

JnU student, 5 others sued for assaulting president’s son’s driver

On June 27, a case was filed against six people, including a student of JnU for the incident.

Driver Nazrul Islam filed the case with Wari police station, while the incident occurred on Sunday.

The driver introduced himself as the driver of the Prime Minister's Office in the case. 

He alleged that when he was taking the president's grandson for tuition on Sunday at around 7:30pm in Sultan Road in Wari, a young man was crossing the road while talking on the phone.

Later, the driver blew the horn and the man was agitated. He then came to the front of the car and abused it by kicking at the back.

When the driver got out of the car to find out the identity of the man, he called a few more people and started beating Nazrul.

When Nazrul shouted in self-defense, the youths threatened to kill him. He later returned to work and filed a case with the police after consulting his colleagues.

University students said that accused Koushik Sarkar is a student of Department of Music in 2018-19 academic year. 

He is an active member of the university unit Chhatra League and is a follower of the general secretary.

However, Akhter Hossain, general secretary of the university's BCL branch, told media that Koushik had not been seen in any BCL program in recent times. “Chhatra League has no involvement with him.”