20 students sent to jail over CU violence

August 3, 2010

In this photo taken on Monday, aggrieved students of Chittagong University burnt some branches of trees to press home their three-point demand including cancellation of fee hike. Photo: STAR Star Online Report

Twenty students were sent to jail on Tuesday in two separate cases filed in connection with the Monday’s violent clashes and vandalism at Chittagong University.

Meanwhile, agitating general students of the university at an afternoon press conference demanded resignation of the vice-chancellor and vowed to continue the movement until their demands are met.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Keshob Roy Chowdhury sent the 20 students to jail and granted bail to 34 others arrested in connection with the cases in the afternoon.

Police detained over 250 students from CU campus during Monday’s clashes and in raids at the male dormitories in the afternoon on that day.

Out the detainees, 54 students were shown arrested on Tuesday in the two cases the university authorities and police filed on Monday night accusing a total of 1446 students.

The rest of the detained students were released.

CU deputy controller of examinations Mohammad Musa filed one case accusing over 100 unnamed and naming 70 students on charge of vandalising and damaging the properties of the university, and arson attack.

Police filed the other case against over 100 unnamed and naming 76 students on charge of attacking police and obstructing them from performing their duties. The case was filed under the Explosives Substance Act.

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