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A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted police five days to interrogate in custody 10 students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology over the murder of Abrar Fahad.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yeasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after police sought ten days to interrogate each of the accused.
Police produced the 10 before the court around 3:00pm, a day after their arrest.
Police on Monday arrested the 10 members of the university unit Bangladesh Chhatra League—Mehedi Hasan Rasel of civil engineering batch-13 and general secretary of BUET Chhatra League, Muhtasim Fuad of civil engineering batch-14 and vice-president of the university unit Chhatra league, Mehedi Hasan Robein of chemical engineering batch-15 and organising secretary, Anik Sarker of mechanical engineering batch-15 and secretary of information and research affairs, Ishtiaq Hasan Munna of mechanical engineering batch-15 and publication affairs secretary, Ifti Mosharraf Shakal of biomedical engineering batch-16 and deputy social welfare secretary, Meftahul Islam Zion of naval architecture and marine engineering batch-15 and sports secretary, Muzahidur Rahman Muzahid of civil engineering batch-17, Muntasir Alam Jemi of chemical engineering batch-18 and Tanvir Ahmed of mechanical engineering batch-17 — after Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19, including the arrestees, with the Chawkbazar Police Station.
Meanwhile, students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on Tuesday continued their demonstration on the campus and announced a 7-point demand, including arrest of all accused in Abrar Fahad murder case and their immediate punishment, reports United News of Bangladesh.
On Monday night, the Chhatra League expelled 11 leaders and activists for their alleged involvement in the murder.
The students staged protests on the campus around 10:00am demanding capital punishment of the killers. They vowed to continue their protests until their demands were met.
Besides, students of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University formed a human chain in front of Dhaka College seeking justice for Abrar Fahad.
Abrar, 21, a resident of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of BUET, was pronounced dead around 3:00am on Monday by BUET medical officer Md Mashuk Elahi after he was mercilessly beaten allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of the university unit.
Students of Jagangirnagar University around 1:30pm to 2:30pm blockaded the Dhaka-Aricha Highway seeking justice for Abrar Fahad.
Meanwhile, Chhatra League expelled 11 leaders and activists over the incident on Monday night, according to a press release signed by its acting president Al Nahian Khan Joy and general secretary Lekhak Bhattacharya, reports BSS.
The expelled Chhatra League leaders are –general secretary Mehedi Hasan Rasel, vice-president Muhtasim Fuad, organising secretary Mehedi Hasan Robin, information and research secretary Anik Sarker, sports affairs secretary Meftahul Islam Jiyon, literature affairs secretary Moniruzzaman Monir, social service affairs secretary Ifti Mosharraf Sokal, deputy office secretary Mujtaba Rafid and members Muntasir Al Zemi, Ehtemamul Rabbi Tanim and Mujahidur Rahmam.
Earlier, Chhatra League formed a two-member probe committee with vice-president Iyaz Al Riad and literature affairs secretary Asif Talukder.
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