Monday, June 17, 2019 | ePaper

29 quota reformists also get bails

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
A Dhaka court on Monday afternoon granted bail to quota reform leader Rashed Khan and seven other students in connection with three cases filed with Shahbagh Police Station over vandalism, assaulting and preventing police from discharging their duties.
Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court granted bail to another 21 student activists of the quota reform movement who were arrested on different dates in connection with four cases filed with the same police station, over vandalism of Dhaka University VC's house, assaulting police and preventing them from discharging their duties.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Saifuzzaman Hero passed the order after the students lawyers submitted separate petitions seeking bail in the cases.
With this, the total of 29 students were granted bail yesterday.
After repeated appeal of civil society people to release the recently arrested students before Eid, the government is handling the issue softly. As a result, almost all arrested quota reform students, including leaders, got bail a day after the bail of 42 students of different public and private universities.
The public and private university students were arrested in connection with vandalism during the recent students protest for safe roads.  Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansari passed   
the order after the lawyers of eight arrested students submitted eight separate petitions seeking bail in the cases.
Those who were granted bail are Rashed Khan, Atikur Rahman, Torikul Islam, Faruk Hasan, Shakhawat Hossain Rony alias Ratul, Moshiur Rahman, Jashim Uddin Akash and Sohel Ahmed.
In February, students of different public universities and jobseekers, under the banner of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, started the movement demanding a reform in the quota system in government jobs.
Amid countrywide agitation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 11 announced all quotas in civil service would be abolished.
As no gazette notification was issued, the protesters began boycotting classes and examinations in all universities and colleges from May 14.
The movement lost momentum following attacks on demonstrators allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists and arrests of some of its leaders.

More News For this Category

Cut on costly government and looters must be asked to return public money

The finance minister has prepared a fiscal plan to make Bangladesh a higher middle-income country by 2030. It speaks of essential reforms like overhaul of the tax machinery, cleaning

Supplementary budget to help bolster development: Lawmakers

Lawmakers participating in the supplementary budget discussion on Sunday said that the proposed supplementary budget for out-going 2018-19 fiscal would help bolster the ongoing development of the country.Taking part in

We joined to restore good governance, says Rumeen

Staff Reporter :The BNP lawmakers on Sunday said that they joined the parliament as their party is not getting space to hold democratic rights like holding processions and rallies outside.There

 Ex-OC Moazzem finally arrested

Ex-OC Moazzem finally arrested

Staff Reporter  :Moazzem Hossain, former Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station was arrested from the city's Shahbagh, near the High Court  on Sunday afternoon  after 20 days of issuance of 

HC finds allegation of money exchange before food testing

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Sunday observed that there is an allegation of money exchange before testing of any food item."If we find any proof of anybody's involvement

India make 336/5, Pakistan 43/1

India make 336/5, Pakistan 43/1

Sports Reporter :India made 336 for the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 50 overs against Pakistan in their match of the ICC World Cup Cricket at Old Trafford

SC questions Is DIG Mizan more powerful than ACC?

Staff Reporter :The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) why Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Mizanur Rahman is still not being arrested

Always stand beside people

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed members of the Bangladesh Army to always stand beside people by keeping competent and patriotic officers in its leadership."The army will have to

49 more killed as severe heat grips India's Bihar state

AFP :Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India's Bihar state, as the country enters the third week of searing temperatures, officials said on Sunday.The deaths

Two teachers of VNSC get bail

Court Correspondent :Two teachers of Vikarunnisa Noon School and College yesterday secured bail in the case filed on the charge of a instigating student Aritri Adhikasri to commit suicide.Judge Rabiul