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Legal notice served over RU cop firing

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In this February 1 photo, over 5,000 students of Rajshahi University gather at a protest rally at Shabash Bangladesh play grounds on the campus demanding immediate withdrawal of hiked fees and cancellation of evening master’s courses.
In this February 1 photo, over 5,000 students of Rajshahi University gather at a protest rally at Shabash Bangladesh play grounds on the campus demanding immediate withdrawal of hiked fees and cancellation of evening master’s courses.

A legal notice was served on the government today seeking explanation why the police fired at general students of Rajshahi University during their peaceful movement on the campus on February 2.

The government will have to provide the information in 24 hours.

Six eminent citizens sent the notice also to know whether the provisions of police regulation about firing were followed by the law enforcers during the incident.

On February 2, over 100 RU students were injured as police fired rubber bullets at students, who were demonstrating demanding cancellation of the university authorities' decision of fee hike and for continuing the evening master's programmes.

The six eminent personalities are: Khushi Kabir, coordinator of Nijera Kori; Swapon Adnan, a retired teacher of Chittagong University, Manosh Kumar Chowdhury, professor of anthropology department at Jahangirnagar University and three Dhaka University teachers -- Rafiqullah Khan, professor of Bangla, Fahmidul Haq, associate professor of Department of Mass Communication and Journalism and Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan, associate professor of Department of International Relationship.

The home secretary, inspector general of police, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police and officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station in Rajshahi have been made respondents to the notice.

Seeking the information, the six, in the notice, said that they will take instant legal action against the respondents if they do not provide the information in 24 hours.

Published: 4:09 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Last modified: 9:19 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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