Police yet to make arrests
Two weeks into the torching of 42 rooms of MC College's hostel in Sylhet, police are to yet make any arrest.
On July 8, the ruling party backed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists torched the rooms after clashing with Jamaat-e-Islami backed Shibir activists, leaving some 20 people injured.
Afterwards five cases, including two by BCL, one by Shibir, one by Jubo League and one by the hostel super, had been filed.
Some 18 of the accused BCL and Jubo League activists took bail in one of the cases last week.
Officer-in-Charge of Shahporan Police Station Enamul Monwar, investigating the case filed by the hostel super, yesterday said investigations would take time.
Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner AB Barua said investigations were going on the right track.
“We are proceeding steadily and none could be charged without specific evidence,” he said.
Additional District Magistrate Md Shahidul Alam, heading a five-member probe body, yesterday said they interviewed 50 people, including the college staff and hostel superintendent and would file a report in a day or two.
Meanwhile, leaders of political and social organisations sent memos to the prime minister and education minister through the deputy commissioner demanding exemplary punishment to the culprits.