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Abducted CU shuttle train driver freed after 4hrs

Star Online Report
This file photo shows a shuttle train taking students from the port city to Chittagong University on the outskirts.
This file photo shows a shuttle train taking students from the port city to Chittagong University on the outskirts.

A driver of a Chittagong University (CU) shuttle train was released this morning, nearly four hours after his abduction allegedly by the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) to protest against an assault on a leader by a rival faction.

The train service remained halted for eight hours since 7:00am following the abduction, reports our Chittagong University correspondent.

BCL men abducted Yusuf Chowdhury, loco master of the shuttle train, from Sholoshahar Railway Station in the city in the morning, said local station master Shahabuddin.

The activists also intercepted all university buses and a number of vehicles heading towards the campus from different parts of the city, the correspondent said quoting witnesses.

The demonstrators have been demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment to the attackers of Nasir Haider Babul, assistant secretary of a central sub-committee of Awami League.

Some BCL activists attacked and assaulted Nasir on the campus on April 5.

Four hours into his abduction, the abductors released the driver at Muradnagar in the city, CU proctor Sirajuddoula confirmed to The Daily Star.

On information, police rescued Yusuf and took him to Sholoshahar police outpost.

Published: 10:45 am Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Last modified: 9:58 pm Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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