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Now Ducsu VP Nur, 28 others sued over theft, murder attempt

  • Published at 05:44 pm December 26th, 2019
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File photo: Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur is being taken to the hospital on Sunday, December 22, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

A member of Muktijuddho Mancha filed the case around midnight on Thursday

A case has been filed against Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) vice president (VP) Nurul Haque Nur and 28 others over theft and attempt to murder Muktijuddho Mancha men.

The interesting development comes at a time when police arrested and took on remand a number of Muktijuddho Mancha men for vandalising Ducsu building, attacking Nur and his supporters. 

DM Sabbir Hossain, a close associate of Muktijuddho Mancha fugitive president Aminul Islam Bulbul, filed the case with Shahbagh police station on Wednesday night against 29 activists of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council that spearhead the 2018 quota reform movement.

Ramna Zone Assistant Police Commissioner SM Shamim confirmed the matter on Thursday afternoon.

DM Sabbir also a former vice-president of Dhaka University’s Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haq hall unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, alleged that Nur, along with outsiders, attacked the members of the Mancha in front of Ducsu building on December 22 and also stole cell phone, wallet and wristwatch. 

Attackers now shown as ‘severely injured

In the case statement, DM Sabbir claimed that an attack by Nur and his fellows left 8 Muktijuddho Mancha members severely injured. Interestingly, just couple of days ago police filed case with the same Shahbagh thana against those Mancha men, who are now being claimed to be ‘severely injured.’  

Roich Uddin, Sub-Inspector (SI) filed the case on Monday accusing eight Mancha men of violence unleashed at Ducsu building where Nur and others got injured and hospitalized. 

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate court of Moinul Islam on Tuesday granted three-day remand of three –Al Mamun, Yasin Arafat Turjo, Mehedi Hasan Shanto – first two of whom are accused in police-filled case. 

Jyotirmoy Barua, a Supreme Court lawyer said: “It’s all up to court. Usually, court does not accept remand against seriously injured.”

File photo: Muktijuddho Mancha stages a protest rally at Dhaka University on December 18, 2019 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

It seems like they are fit as court granted three-day remand. 

Assistant Commissioner SM Shamim told Dhaka Tribune: “Both the sides (Quota reformists and Mancha) faced-off in a clash as we have watched in the footages on media.”

“We have received the complaint of both sides and will take proper action after investigation,” he added. 

Nur said the case was filed to harass them and it was not possible without the government's patronization.

Ducsu attack victims out of danger

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) director general (DG) has said all the students, allegedly attacked by activists of Chhatra League and Muktijuddho Mancha at Ducsu, are out of danger now.

Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin made the statement at a press conference held in DMCH on Thursday.

He said none of the eight injured are in critical condition anymore.

Sohel, one of the injured had to undergo a surgery as he sustained head injuries. His condition has improved now and will soon be transferred to the hospital's High Dependency Unit (HDU) from Intensive Care Unit (ICU), he added.

“Another injured, Farabi, is being kept in the high-dependency unit (HDU) and our medical experts are taking care of him. Both Sohel and Farabi will be shifted to cabins on Saturday,” said the hospital's director.

Aminul also sustained some head injuries, however, he is being treated under the Kidney department of the hospital as he had kidney infections too, he added.

The DMCH director said the medical board has been increased to a 13-member team.

DU probe body seeks information 

Dhaka university (DU) authorities have urged the witnesses and interested students to submit information with documents on what they know about the December 22 violent incident.

“Those who witnessed the incident and interested to provide information regarding it, have been asked to submit information available with them, along with valid documents, to the office of the dean of Arts Faculty and the convener of the probe body Prof Abu Md. Delwar Hosain,” said a press release.

The students will have to submit their written statements along with their names, cell numbers and addresses before 2 pm on December 28.

The names of the information providers will be kept secret for the sake of investigation, the press release added.

Legal notice seeks Nur’s security

In another development, a Supreme Court (SC) lawyer sent a legal notice to the government and the DU authorities, requesting them to provide adequate security for Nur in seven days.

Advocate Md Moniruzzaman served the legal notice to the home secretary, vice chancellor and proctor of the DU to ensure security for the Ducsu VP.

On December 22, Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur and 27 others were injured in an attack allegedly carried out by activists of Chhatra League and Muktijuddha Mancha in the DU campus.

Crude bomb found on Madhur Canteen compound

A crude bomb was found and recovered from Madhur Canteen compound at the university campus yesterday morning.

The crude bomb was disposed at the same compound by the Bomb Disposal unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.