Thirteen Jahangirnagar University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League members have been sued over an attack on four members of a rival faction of the organisation on Sunday.
The case was filed with the Ashulia police station Sunday at midnight by Faizul Kabir, father of attack victim Md Adel Al Noman, according to acting officer-in-charge Badrul Alam.
On Sunday, followers of Moulana Bhashani Hall unit BCL president Faisal Ahmed Shakil attacked Md Adel Al Noman, Kishor Das, Md Ekhtekhairuzzaman Sanjay and Shanto Kumar Nath, all followers of hall unit former BCL general secretary Aninda Baroi in retaliation for a clash on August 20.
Noman was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Renaissance Hospital in Dhaka with severe injuries, while the other injured men were admitted to Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar, sources said.
Previously, on August 20, Aninda Baroi’s faction attacked Faisal Ahmed Shakil’s group bidding to establish dominance over the dormitory.
That clash left 10 BCL leaders and activists belonging to Shakil’s side severely injured. The BCL central committee immediately disbanded the Moulana Bhashani Hall committee because of the incident, sources said.
Noman’s father, Faizur Rahman, filed a case against six leaders and seven activists of the JU unit Chhatra League. All are residential students of Moulana Bhashani Hall, sources said.
The sued leaders are JU unit organising secretaries, Humayun Kabir and Murshidur Rahman Akand; assistant secretary, Mehedi Hasan; secretary of mass-education, Sohel Rana; deputy secretary of mass-education, Md Didar Hossain; and deputy secretary of human resource affairs, SM Firozur Rahman.
The case was filed against expelled geography and environment department student, Ariful Islam, and law department student, Mustakim Islam.
The other sued BCL activists are public health department third-year students, Tareq, Choyon and Zahir; and second-year students, Sohel and Jakir, sources said.
“I was in Dhaka with central Chhatra League leaders and know nothing about Sunday’s attack,” JU unit BCL organising secretary and Moulana Bhashani Hall resident, Murshidur Rahman Akand, told the Dhaka Tribune.
“A case has been filed against me in order to harass me although I was not connected to the incident,” Murshidur claimed.
JU proctor, Dr Tapan Kumar Saha, said the authorities had issued show-cause letters to six BCL leaders and activists; they have been given three days to respond.
“Necessary steps will be taken against the attackers after the investigation takes place and once we receive responses to the show-cause letters,” the proctor said.