Dhaka, Nov 20 (UNB) – Detectives have arrested six leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) over the November 14 clash between BNP men and police at Nayapaltan.
The arrestees were identified as HK Hossain Ali, president candidate of Dhaka ward-11 unit JCD; Shohagh Bhuiyan, general secretary of Shahjahanpur unit JCD; Abbas Ali, JCD central committee member; Ashraful Islam Robin, general secretary of Dhaka North city unit JCD; Zakir Hossain, joint secretary of Jagannath University unit JCD; and Mahbubul Alam, vice-president of Titumir College unit JCD.
A team of Detective Branch of police arrested them from the city’s Sutrapur area on Monday, said Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Monirul Islam on Tuesday.
Of the arrestees, Hossain Ali took off his shirt and jumped on the police vehicle and Shohag vandalised the police vehicle after taking off his shirt, said Monirul, also Additional Commissioner of DMP, while speaking at a press conference at the DMP Media Centre.
Besides, Abbas and Ashraful vandalised the police vehicle and carried out the attack on police while Zakir and Mahbubul were involved in attacking police, vandalism, arson attack and road blockade, he said.
However, police could not yet identify the person who torched the police vehicles.
The arrest was made after scrutinising images captured by media persons, video footage and CCTV footage of the area, Monirul said.
During interrogation, the arrestee confessed that they attacked police by wearing helmets as per the directives of the party leaders so that they could not be identified, he claimed. “During investigation and primary interrogation, we came to know that the attack on police was a planned one.”
The motive of the attackers was to force police to go into action through provocation, the CTTC chief said. “They (BNP) want to get benefitted politically. But police didn’t go into action.”
Talking about the arrest of BNP leaders and activists after the announcement of the election schedule, he said, “Wherever there will be any criminal offence, police will go there and nobody will be spared.”
At least 50 people, including 23 policemen, were injured in a clash between BNP leaders and activists and law enforcers in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office on the third day of its nomination form sale on November 14. Two police vehicles were vandalised and torched during the clash.
Jahangirnagar University, Nov 22 (UNB) - The final match of inter-department table tennis and badminton tournament of the university will be held on Thursday at Gymnasium of the campus.
Director of JU Physical Department Habiba Yeasmin confirmed the matter and said Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam will distribute prizes among the winners after the match.
Pro-VC (Academic) Professor Nurul Alam, Pro VC (Administration) Professor Md Amir Hussain and Treasurer Professor Sheikh Md Monzurul Huq will also attend the programme.
Jahangirnagar University, Nov 20 (UNB)- A group of teachers of the university demanded cancellation of all kinds of development fees which were imposed on the fresh students by the university authorities recently.
The teachers under the banner of “Sikkhak Mancha” came up with the demand in a press statement on Tuesday.
Expressing solidarity with the students’ demands seeking cancelation of the development fees, they said it is a logical demand and urged the authorities to settle the issue in short time.
They also sought cancellation of all types of evening courses of the university.
Dhaka, Nov 20 (UNB) - Anti- corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday said that stern legal action will be taken against the schools which will charge extra money for fill up forms of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.
Talking to the reporters while leaving his office on Tuesday Iqbal Mahmood warned that strict action will be taken if any school found charging additional fees from the SSC candidates.
He also urged the students and their parents not to pay any extra money.
The ACC chairman urged all to work together for preventing corruption in the society and make the next generation as skilled human resource.
Dhaka, Nov 20 (UNB) - The Armed Forces Day will be observed across the country on Wednesday with due solemnity and enthusiasm marking the establishment of Bangladesh military during the Liberation War.
On this day in 1971, Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising army, navy and air force came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces.
Since the country's independence, the day has been observed as the Armed Forces Day every year.
The day’s programmes will start with the offering of special prayers in mosques of all cantonments, naval outposts and establishments and air force outposts after Fazr prayers seeking divine blessings for the country’s welfare and progress and continued development and progress of the Armed Forces.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at ‘Shikha Anirban’ (the Eternal Flame) at Dhaka Cantonment in the morning to pay homage to members of the Armed Forces who had embraced martyrdom in the War of Liberation.
President Abdul Hamid, who is also the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion.
The President in his message said, “Independence is our great achievement, to make it more meaningful we should continue our efforts. The government has formulated "Forces Goal-2030" for the development of the Armed Forces."
He expressed his strong belief that the Armed Forces members would continue their efforts to uphold their honour through hard labour, sincerity and patriotism.
The Prime Minister said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had set up Bangladesh Military Academy, Combined Arms School and training schools for each military core. “Our government has been continuously working for modernisation of the Armed Forces,” she added.
The chiefs of the three services will pay courtesy calls on the president at Bangabhaban and the Prime Minister at the Armed Forces Division at Dhaka Cantonment.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister will host a reception and meet the family members of the Bir Shresthas and other gallantry award-winning freedom fighters at the Armed Forces Division.
In the afternoon, Sheikh Hasina, who also holds the Defence portfolio, will host a reception at Sena Kunja in Dhaka Cantonment to commemorate the day.
The chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force will also accord receptions to the award-winning freedom fighters of their respective forces and their inheritors.
Besides, receptions will be held at Savar, Bogra, Ghatail, Chattogram, Cumilla, Sylhet, Jashore, Rangpur, Khulna and Rajendrapur cantonments.
Meanwhile, programmes have been chalked out to observe the day at all army garrisons, naval ships and establishments and air force bases throughout the country.
Specially decorated ships of Navy will remain open at Sadarghat in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Chattogram, Khulna, Mongla, Chandpur and Barishal for visitors from 2pm till sunset.
Bangladesh Television (BTV) was scheduled to broadcast a special programme titled ‘Anirban’ after its 8 pm bulletin on Tuesday highlighting significance of the day.
Besides, Bangladesh Betar will broadcast a special ‘Durbar’ programme at 7:30pm on Wednesday.
The national dailies will publish special supplements on the occasion.
Besides, essay and drawing competitions will be arranged in educational institutions under the Armed Forces.