Quota protester Touhidul, female entrepreneur get bail

Court Correspondent | Published: 00:53, Aug 27,2018

 
 

Relatives rejoice in front Central Jail in Dhaka after students, who were detained during protests for safe road, were released on bail on August 21, 2018. — New Age file photo

Separate metropolitan courts in Dhaka on Sunday granted bail to quota reform protester Touhidul Islam Tusher and female entrepreneur Barnali Chowdhury Lopa held weeks ago during student protests for road safety.
A Dhaka metropolitan magistrate’s court, however, posted for today the pronouncement of the order in a petition filed by Lutfun Nahar Luma, one of the joint conveners of the quota reform protesters’ platform in a case filed with Ramna police station by the police for her Facebook posts relating to road safety protests.
Students and quota reform protesters, among others, were arrested during the countrywide students’ protests for road safety and an end to transport sector anarchy. School and college students went for the protests on July 29 when two of their fellows were killed by a bus that, while racing two others, ploughed through a crowd of students and others waiting for transport at Kurmitola in
Dhaka.
The student protests abruptly came to an end on August 6 amid joint attacks by police and activists of the ruling Awami League and its front bodies on the protesters and journalists and arrests of university students for supporting the movement.

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