Accused leading protests!
A Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) vice president, recently suspended from Rajshahi University (RU), led a procession yesterday protesting Wednesday's knife attack on a deputy office secretary who is accusing him of masterminding the assault.
Undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, Abdullah Al Mamum alias Shimul was stabbed five times in the right leg by some unidentified attackers at the Zuberi playground on the campus.
Refuting the allegation, President Mizanur Rahman and General Secretary Khalid Hasan, who had also led the procession demanding immediate arrest of the attackers, said Tanmoy Ananda Avi was still in BCL for he had not been expelled.
Tanmoy was suspended after he and other BCL men on August 28 beat up the university's chief engineer Sirajum Munir at the vice-chancellor's office for refusing to give them Tk 1 lakh as extortion money.
A faction of leaders and activists led by Vice President Sarker Farhana Akter boycotted yesterday's protest behind the central library objecting to Tanmoy's presence.
Mamum told The Daily Star that Tanmoy on Tuesday threatened him with dire consequences after he protested the latter's directive on two activists not to follow Mamun. Tanmoy refuted the allegations. Police said no complaint had been filed over Wednesday's assault.