Bangladesh Chhatra Adhikar Parishad leaders alleged that its Dhaka University unit president Akhtar Hossain was picked by police personnel from the campus Tuesday evening when he along with few of his followers was returning after distributing iftar materials.
Parishad leader Abu Hanif said that Akhter was taken to a white microbus at about 7:00pm.
Hanif said Akhter was named in cases filed with Motijheel and Shahbagh police stations following protests against Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in March 26-27.
One of Akhter’s fellows said that Shahbagh police station subinspector Rois Hossain intercepted them near the Central Shahid Minar while they were returning after distributing iftar materials among destitute people.
Rois told Akhter that one his senior wanted to talk to him and then got him into the vehicle and tried to pick others, the fellow said. He was taken to the Shabagh police station, Akhter’s follower said.
Ramna division additional deputy commissioner Harun Or Rashid said that Akhter ‘might have been arrested’ as many of them were named in separate cases of attack on Palton police.
During the anti-Modi protests on March 25, Paltan police station officer-in-charge Abu Bakar Siddique fell down on the streets when he tried to snatch away an effigy of Indian prime minister and the police carried out attack on the demonstrators as Abu Bakar was beaten.
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