Quota reform movement organiser Faruk sent to jail

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 18:05, Jul 03,2018 | Updated: 18:09, Jul 03,2018


Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League pick up Faruk Hassan, a joint convener of the platform seeking quota reform, from Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Monday.-- New Age file photo

A joint convener of the quota reform movement Faruk Hassan was sent to jail by a Dhaka court on Tuesday in a police assault case, which was filed with Shahbagh police station in April.

He went on traceless allegedly after being picked up by Bangladesh Chhatra League men from central Shaheed Minar of Dhaka University on Monday.

Deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman said that Faruk Hassan was shown arrested in a police assault case of Shahbagh police station on Monday night. The case is being investigated by Detective Branch of the DMP, he added.

Later, in the afternoon police produced him to a Dhaka court in connection to the case, he said.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Court Judge Subrata Bose Shuvo sent Faruk to jail after the investigation officer of the case Bahauddin Faruqi produced him before the court.

Earlier on Monday, around 150 BCL leaders and activists swooped on the quota reform activists when they were taking preparation to bring out a procession from the central Shaheed Minar in the morning.

They beat up Faruk Hassan, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council, a platform that leads the quota reform movement, and picked him up, said witnesses.

Besides, a number of activists of Bangladesh General Students' Rights Protection Council were injured in separate attacks allegedly by some BCL activists and police when they were trying to stage their scheduled programme at different universities across the country on Monday.

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