12:00 AM, April 21, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 21, 2009

BCL men go on rampage at Sher-e-Bangla University

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Staff Correspondent

Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) ransacked the administrative building of Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University in the capital yesterday demanding postponement of the Masters in Sociology (MS) final part examinations scheduled for April 21 and 22.
Around 40 BCL activists led by Oliul Alam alias Tuel, Saiful, and Ovi attacked the first floor of the administrative building of the university at around 1:00pm, damaging furniture, windowpanes of the building and flowerpots.
Police later brought the situation under control.
Campus sources said three MS Thesis Defence examinees Tuel, Saiful and Ovi -- all BCL activists -- beat up another examinee Al-Amin earlier in the morning to prevent him from appearing for the exams.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mahbubur Rahman of Tejgaon Police Station told The Daily Star that following the violence; police along with university authorities conducted a raid in three student dormitories of the university and recovered several hockey sticks used during the violence.
They also detained two BCL activists, Arun Chandra Roy and Zulfikar Ali, from Sher-e-Bangla Hall in this connection. The raid lasted for about three hours, ending at around 4:30pm.
Proctor Sekandar Ali of the university told The Daily Star that Tuel, Saiful and Ovi, declaring themselves as belong to the 'ruling party' had been creating disturbance on the campus for the last couple of days and demanding the postponement of the exams.
He claimed that the BCL activists wanted the exams to be postponed so that they could linger their studentship to continue their 'student politics' on the campus.
The proctor said that the university would be taking punitive actions against them and would also be filing a case against these students.
The police, however, were not able to arrest the three men.

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