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Joint convener of quota reform movement Rashed arrested

  • Published at 02:38 pm July 1st, 2018
  • Last updated at 06:18 pm July 1st, 2018
Rashed Khan Photo from Facebook

The quota reform movement leader was picked up by a DB team on Sunday noon on a case filed under the ICT Act

The Detective Branch (DB) of police has arrested Rashed Khan, a joint convener of the quota reform movement, from Dhaka's Mirpur.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Devdas Bhattacharya, additional commissioner of DB under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) added that Rashed was picked up by a DB team on Sunday noon after a case was filed against him under the ICT Act.

"We are investigating the matter," he said.

Chhatra League Law Affairs Secretary Al Nahian Khan Joy filed the case under section 57 of the ICT Act with the Shahbag police station around Saturday midnight.

According to the case statement, Rashed came on Facebook live on June 27 and made derogatory comments against the prime minister. 

He also spread lies and rumours regarding the quota movement with the purpose of deteriorating law and order in educational institutions across the country, including Dhaka University, the case statement says.

On Saturday, at least six quota reform movement leaders were injured in an attack allegedly carried out by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on the Dhaka University campus.

Protesting the attack, the students' council called for an indefinite boycott of classes and examinations at all universities and colleges across the country from Sunday.

Rashed Khan made the Facebook live video following the incident. 

On Sunday, students of Chittagong University boycotted all classes and examinations protesting an alleged attack by the Chhatra League on a group of students in Sholosohor area of Chittagong on Saturday.

Students from Rajshahi University also came under attack Sunday morning when they were preparing to form a human chain to protest the attack on protesters in Dhaka.