A case has been filed against 50 people over throwing the principal of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute into a pond on the campus by a group of ‘Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists’.
Principal Farid Uddin Ahmed filed the case with Chandrima Police Station around 9pm on Saturday, said its officer-in-charge Sheikh Mohammad Golam Mostafa.
The accused include joint general secretary of the institute unit of BCL Kamal Hossain Sourav, Murad, Shanta, Bony, Hasibul Hossain Shanta, Salman Tony, Habibul and Maruf.
A group of ‘BCL activists’ threw their principal into the pond on the campus on Saturday afternoon for his refusal to allow two students to fill up forms for examination for inadequate class attendance.
The incident was captured in a surveillance camera.
Meanwhile, teachers of the institute announced to go on a work abstention from Sunday if the offenders involved in the incident were not arrested by Saturday night.
Contacted, Principal Farid Uddin said, “Those involved in incident are leaders and activists of BCL and they did it in a bid to kill me.”
Meanwhile, Rajshahi city unit BCL condemned the incident.
In a press release, Rocky Kumar Ghosh and Mahmud Hasan Rajib, president and general secretary of the unit, said a six-member committee was formed to look into the incident and the committee was asked to submit its report within three working days.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders, marking the Jail Killing Day.
The four national leaders are Tajuddin Ahmad, Syed Nazrul Islam, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman.
The Prime Minister placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road-32 in the morning.
She first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Bangabandhu around 7am.
After placing the wreath, she stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the national leaders.
Later, flanked by central leaders of the party, Sheikh Hasina placed another wreath as the president of Awami League at the portrait of Bangabandhu.
The Prime Minister also entered the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and stayed there for some time.
On this day in 1975, the killers of Bangabandhu stormed into the Dhaka Central Jail in the early hours and killed the four national leaders, who led the Liberation War in absence of Bangabandhu in 1971 and snatched the victory for the nation.
The nation is observing the Jail Killing Day today (Sunday) with due solemnity, marking the brutal killing of four national leaders inside the jail.
On November 3, 1975, four national leaders and heroes of the country’s Liberation War -- Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman -- were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail.
The four leaders played a key role in forming the Mujibnagar government in exile that led the Liberation War in 1971 with Syed Nazrul Islam as the acting president, Tajuddin Ahmad as the prime minister, Mansur Ali as the finance minister and AHM Qamruzzaman as the home, relief and rehabilitation minister.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the four national leaders by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi in the morning.
Sheikh Hasina first laid a wreath as the prime minister at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32.
Later, flanked by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina laid another wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation as the president of Awami League.
Ruling Awami League and its associate bodies and other political parties are observing the day with various programmes.
The programmes include hoisting of national flag at half-mast, hoisting of party flags, wearing black badges, offering fateha at the graves of the four leaders at Banani Graveyard.
Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
The President, in his message, said, “The aim of the killers was to erase the ideals of the Liberation War from the spirit of the young generation apart from giving rise to an undemocratic autocratic rule which failed.”
He urged all to work from their respective positions to complete the unfinished works of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to build a happy, prosperous Sonar Bangla. “This should be our promise in the Jail Killing Day.”
In her message, the Prime Minister said, “The killing of the four national leaders was the continuation of the assassination of the Father of the Nation along with his family. Through it, the defeated forces and anti-state quarters made an evil attempt to destroy the Liberation War spirit and render the Banglaee national leaderless by erasing the name of Awami League.”
She urged people of the country to build poverty-free and happy, peaceful golden Bangladesh as dreamt by Bangabandhu.
Sylhet, Nov 2 (UNB) – The Detective Branch of police on Saturday seized Indian cigarette and Nasir Bidi from Chiknagul on Sylhet-Tamabil highway in Jaintapur upazila and arrested a youth.
The arrestee was identified as Jalal Uddin, 30, son of Musa Mia of Lasha Shyampur in Jaintapur.
Acting on a tip-off, DB set up a check-post at Chiknagul Thakurermati village on the highway. At one stage, they seized a truck containing Indian cigarette and Nasir Bidi and detained its driver Jalal.
Md Aminul Islam, additional police super of Sylhet, said there were 10 cartons of banned Nasir Bidi, 10 cartons of Peacock cigarette and 15 cartons of Jet cigarette in the truck.
Dhaka, Nov 2 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday evening provided financial assistance to the families of nine members of Ansar and VDP, who were killed while performing duty in the 2018 general election and the 2019 upazila elections.
Besides, she extended financial assistance to a number of freedom fighters, political activists and injured of the August 21 grenade attack.
The Prime Minister handed out cheques for total Tk 2.80 crore to them at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city.
The nine Ansar and VDP members were killed while performing duties at polling stations in the 11th parliamentary elections and the 5th upazila elections.