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Shafiul murder: RU teachers observe 2hr work abstention

Shafiul murder: RU teachers observe 2hr work abstention

Teachers of Rajshahi University observed a two-hour work abstention today, demanding immediate submission of the charge-sheet in sociology teacher AKM Shafiul Islam murder case. As per their scheduled programme, the teachers went on the work abstention at 10:00am, said Pranab Kumar Pande, general secretary of Rajshahi University Teachers’ Association. Examinations were out of the purview...

RU Teacher Killing

Five pro-BNP men remanded

Five pro-BNP men, who earlier denied confessing in court to killing Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, were remanded for two days yesterday. Of the five, Abdus Samad alias Pintu, 34, a former RU Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader, "masterminded" the killing following a row between his wife, an employee of the university, and the slain teacher, claimed the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab). After being arrested by Rab, the five confessed before the media on November 23 that they killed the professor....

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Hartals (shutdown) were sponsored in Rajshahi and Rangpur cities today under separate causes. Both hartals were underway peacefully last reported. Rajshahi University unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) called the hartal in city demanding prompt identification and arrest of the "real" killers of slain teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam. Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) mayor and...

RU Prof Shafiul Killing

JCD calls hartal over arrest of its men

Rajshahi University unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal will enforce a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the city and at all educational institutions there on Monday, demanding immediate identification and arrest of the "real" killers of Prof AKM Shafiul Islam. Imtiaz Ahmed, RU unit JCD president, made announcement of the hartal, from 6:00am to 6:00pm, from a protest rally at Bhubon Mohon Park in Rajshahi city. “Law enforcers arrested many of our leaders and activists in the murder case. Later two law enforcement agencies...

4 remanded over RU teacher murder

4 remanded over RU teacher murder

A Rajshahi court today placed four people on different terms of remand in a case filed for killing Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. Among the four accused, Zinnat Ali, Arif and Sagar were put on a two-day remand while Tokai Babu on three-day remand, reports our Rajshahi correspondent. Judge Nasrin Akhter of Metropolitan Magistrate...

Vehicle used in RU teacher killing seized

Vehicle used in RU teacher killing seized

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today recovered a CNG-run three-wheeler from Railway Station area in Rajshahi city which was used during the killing of Rajshahi University teacher Shafiul Islam. “Killers equipped with sharp weapons went to Shafiul’s residence in Choddopai area riding a CNG-run three-wheeler. After killing him, they also fled the scene by boarding...

RU Teacher Killing

Police now move to end confusion

Police now move to end confusion

Those who had been arrested separately by police and the Rapid Action Battalion in connection with Prof AKM Shafiul Islam's murder were brought face-to-face for interrogation last night. This was done to identify the "real motive" behind the gruesome killing of the Sociology professor of Rajshahi University, police said. “We need to interrogate them face-to-face to detect a conclusive motive,” said Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Commissioner M Shamsuddin at a press conference in the city yesterday afternoon. Confusion rose after the two law enforcement agencies yesterday came up with contradictory versions of the motive behind the murder. Rajshahi police, after arresting three people from Bogra, said two of the detainees claimed responsibilities for the...

RU Teacher Killing

Who are culprits?

Who are culprits?

Police and Rapid Action Battalion came up with contradictory versions of the motive behind the murder of Rajshahi University Prof AKM Shafiul Islam following arrest of nine people from different parts of the country yesterday. Rajshahi police, after arresting three people from Bogra, said two of the detainees claimed responsibilities for the murder on social media. “They claimed their responsibility for Shafiul's murder on a Facebook page of militant outfit Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh-2,” said M Shamsuddin, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police. The RMP commissioner, however, did not say anything about how they ascertained the arrestees' link to the militant outfit. On the contrary, Rab arrested six people from Rajshahi and Gazipur and...

8 remanded over RU teacher murder

8 remanded over RU teacher murder

A Rajshahi court today placed eight people on a fresh one-day remand in a case filed in connection with the killing of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. Judge Sharmin Akhter of the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate came up with the order after police produced them before the court with a seven-day remand...

‘Arrest those involved in campus violence’

‘Arrest those involved in campus violence’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today instructed police and civil administration to arrest all involved in violence at educational institutions without considering their political affiliations. Her directive came four days after a deadly clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League – the ruling Awami League’s student wing -- at Shahjalal University of Science and...

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