The students have been in jail since August 9
A Dhaka court has rejected the bail petitions of eight more private university students in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police during the student protest over road safety.
Metropolitan Magistrate Pranab Kumar issued the order on Monday in the cases were filed with Badda and Bhatara police stations.
Defence lawyers advocate Rakibul Hasan and advocate Ashrafuzzaman Didar pleaded for bail on behalf of the students, while CMM Court General Recording Officer Sub-inspector Abu Hanif opposed the bail.
The eight students are Saber Ahmed Ullash, Mohammad Shihab Shahrier, Shakhawat Hossain Nijhum, Zahidul Haq, Nur Mohammad, Rashedul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahman and Mohammad Hasan.
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Earlier on Sunday, the court rejected bail petition of four other private university students--- Torikul Islam, Redwan Ahmed, Mashad Murtaza Ahad, and Azizul Karim Antar-- in the two cases.
On August 9, some 22 private university students were denied bail and sent to jail after two-day remand in the cases was over.
Previously on August 6, the students of these two private universities clashed with police while demonstrating against the attack on students during their movement for safe roads.