Attack on Nur: 2 Muktijuddho Moncho leaders held

Al Mamun (left) and Yeasir Arafat Turzo (Right). Photo: Collected

Detectives today detained two leaders of Muktijuddho Moncho including its central general secretary Al Mamun following yesterday's attack on Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur and others.

Yeasir Arafat Turjo, general secretary of DU unit of Muktijuddho Moncho was among the two detainees, Abdul Baten, additional commissioner of Detective Branch of police of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) told The Daily Star this afternoon.

A DB team detained the duo after conducting a drive, the police official added.

Meanwhile, a section of Dhaka University students gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the authorities to arrest the culprits who attacked VP Nur and his supporters.

The ultimatum came from a rally held by the students under the banner of 'Santrash Birodhi Chhatra Oikya' at the Raju Sculpture of DU campus this afternoon.

Yesterday, Nur and around 27 of his supporters were injured in the attack carried out by activists of a faction of Muktijuddho Moncho, mostly comprised of Chhatra League men after Ducsu Assistant General Secretary and  BCL leader Saddam Hussain threatened Nur with dire consequences if he didn’t leave his office.

Of them, 14 were released after primary treatment, and six others, including Nur, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital

This is the second time Nur came under attack from Moncho activists.

Later, DU Vice Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman and Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani visited Nur and five others, who are receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

A group of Dhaka University students staged a demonstration on the university campus this noon protesting the attack on Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur and others.


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