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DU suspends 10 BCL men for attacking journos

DU suspends 10 BCL men for attacking journos

Star Online Report

Dhaka University authorities have suspended studentship of 10 BCL activists for different terms ranging from one year to six months over Monday’s attack on journalists.  
Six of them -- Mizan of political science, Sharif of history, Bidyut of management and information system, Abdul Hamid of philosophy, Zakir of finance and Sohag have been suspended for one year, DU acting proctor Amzad Ali told The Daily Star.
While Mehdi of international relations, Rahat of sociology, Pervez of Sanskrit and Nobel of criminology and criminal justice department have faced suspension for six months, the proctor added.
Two other students -- Tapan and Mokhlesh-- were also served with show-cause notices to explain their role in the attack, Amzad said.
All of them belong to Surya Sen Hall unit of BCL, the ruling Awami League-backed student body.
The university authorities took the decision at a meeting presided by Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique today.
The victims early today filed a case with Shahbagh Police Station against the attackers.
Dhaka University Journalists Association (DUJA) General Secretary Saddam Hossain filed the case after eight journalists were hacked and beaten up by the Chhatra League activists during a football match on the campus last night.
Two of the journalists -- Masudur Rahman of Somoy Television and Galib Ashraf, a former DU correspondent of daily Independent -- were in critical but stable condition and were admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Twelve BCL activists of the hall unit were expelled from the organisation over the incident. All organisational activities of the unit had also been suspended.
When the journalists also wanted to play, the BCL men told them that they would leave soon and then left the ground in 10 minutes.
"Around 15-20 minutes later, the BCL activists suddenly swooped on us with machetes and iron rods," he said.


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