Caricatures on Shibir torched at night
Despite heavy security measures, unidentified people on Wednesday night burned three caricatures, criticising the activities of Shibir on Rajshahi University campus.
Bangladesh leaders and activists blamed the Shibir for torching the caricatures that they had earlier placed in front of the administration building, library, and Ismail Hossain Siraji building.
They also took out an anti-Shibir procession on the campus in the morning and caught a Shibir man named Anwar Hossain on his arrival at RU rail station from Thakurgaon by a train. The BCL men later handed Anwar, a second student of Arabic department, over to the police
BCL sources and night guards said at least 12 people, equipped with hocky sticks and iron rods, entered the campus riding motorcycles from western side of Paris Road at around 11:30pm and set fire to the caricatures.
While leaving the campus, the intruders found Jubo League leader Amanullah Khokon, Motihar Sainik League Organising Secretary Rashed Khan Bipu and former RU BCL joint secretary Azim Bin Kamal Ujjl on the mass grave road.
Ujjal and Khokon told this correspondent that the motorcycle riders hurled hand bomb at them, leaving Bipu injured. Bipu took treatment at a private clinic, they added.
RU BCL General Secretary Majedul Islam Apu held Shibir for the incident and demanded their security on the campus. Police officials said, "Eight CCTV cameras and some 300 policemen are there. So, it is not possible for anyone to commit such crime on the campus, dodging security measures”.
Abul Khair, Officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station said they are investigating the incident.