Friday, April 20, 2018

'We were blindfolded'

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Detective Branch (DB) has released three leaders of quota reforms demonstration, according to a report by Channel I online. The released leaders spoke at a press briefing on Monday at 4:00pm in front of Dhaka University Central Library.

Leaders of the demonstrators Rashed Khan, Nurul Haque Nur and Faruq Hossain said they were picked up at gunpoint on Monday at around 1:00pm by some people riding a microbus while they were going to Dhaka Medical College Hospital to see the wounded students. Nurul Haque Nur, one of the leaders of quota reforms agitation, said to Channel I online, "We were blindfolded when personnel of Detective Branch took us to their office. Several people saw when we were picked up. That's why we came back alive."

On the other hand, Abdul Baten, Joint Police Commissioner, Detective Branch, said to media, "These leaders were detained for the sake of inquiry. They have been set free after interrogation."Abdul Baten further said that these three leaders were held by police as part of an investigation over the violence that occurred including the attack on Dhaka University Vice Chancellor's residence during the protests against quota system.

-Channel I Online

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