Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of River Police Habib was cruising along Karwan Bazar in his black jeep, hoisting a signboard ‘police’ to avoid the students on the road.
But the school and college students who are on the streets since Sunday had no time for hierarchy and spared him not. They stopped him up and asked for papers.
To their surprise, the vehicle, which was also carrying uniformed police guards, did not have a certificate of registration, nor did the driver have a licence to drive.
The Daily Star asked DIG Habib about it at spot, and he replied: “It is true that the vehicle does not have its registration papers and the driver does not have a driving licence.”
“This is a government car and I do not know anything about it,” said Habib.
This was not done to him alone as students, demanding safer roads and in an effort to curb reckless driving, were checking licence and registration of vehicles countrywide.
Meanwhile, another such incident took place in Chittagong’s Dampara, our local staff correspondent reports from the spot.
Students stopped a jeep of Bangladesh Navy and found that it did not have a certificate of registration.