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Three quota reform movement leaders remanded for two days

  • Published at 06:42 pm July 10th, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:42 pm July 10th, 2018
File photo of quota reform movement leaders at a press briefing held in front of the Dhaka University Central Library UNB

A Dhaka court has placed three joint conveners of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council (BGSRPC) on a two-day remand each in two cases filed over the vandalism of Dhaka University vice-chancellor's residence and obstruction in police duty.

The conveners are Faruk Hasan, Jasim Uddin and Md Mashiur Rahman.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al-Masud passed the order on Tuesday after the investigating officer of the case, Inspector Bahauddin Faruki of the Detective Branch of police, appealed for a seven-day remand for each.

Meanwhile, defence counsel Barrister Sarah Hossain and Jyotirmoy Barua filed a bail petition and a prayer for remand rejection against the order.

On July 3, Faruki produced Faruk and Jasim before the court, and appealed to keep them in custody until the investigation of the case was over.

On July 2, another joint convener, Rashed Khan, was put on a five-day remand by a Dhaka court.

The Dhaka University vice-chancellor’s residence was ransacked in the early hours of April 9 — following a program of the Movement to Reform the Existing Civil Service Quota System on April 8.

The incidents took place between 1:30am to 2am after police and Chhatra League clashed with the demonstrators on the university campus.

According to witnesses, about 500 people took part in the attack and stormed the residence after breaking the building’s main entrance.

They ransacked several rooms and vandalized furniture. The angry protesters also torched two vehicles and several motorbikes parked inside the VC’s residence. CCTV cameras were also broken.

Robiul Islam, sub-inspector of Shahbagh police station, had filed a case in connection with the incident the next morning.