Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has confirmed that five more people have been detained in connection with the attack on the residence of Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Akhtaruzzaman during the quota reform movement.
He announced this at a program at Khamarbari Krishibid Institute in the capital on Wednesday.
"All of the detained are outsiders," said the minister. "None of them are students of the DU."
The minister further said that everyone who has been identified as being involved with the attack will be brought justice.
“Law enforcers arrested them based on sufficient amounts of evidence and information. They have already gleaned some vital information from the arrestees,” Asaduzzaman said.
“We collected CCTV footage of the spot and video clips from journalists who covered the incident. Based on those, we launched a drive to find and arrest those involved.”
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Earlier, Four suspects were arrested from the Chankharpool area in the city on Sunday.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (DC) Masudur Rahman confirmed that a Dhaka court had sent all four of them into police remand.
However, none of them were DU students, the DC added.
Police also identified 17 others alleged to have been involved in the attack by analyzing CCTV footage around the DU campus on Tuesday. An official connected with the case confirmed that the 17 suspected are all students of DU.
Earlier on April 9, while job seekers and students were staging protests for quota reform in Shahbagh, vandals armed with rods, hockey sticks, and bamboo sticks broke into the Vice-Chancellor's residence and smashed windows. They also set several vehicles in the compound on fire.
No casualties were reported, but four cases were filed with the Shahbagh police station over the incident that took place in the DU area.