5 arrested for agitation get bail
Five students of Pabna University of Science and Technology, arrested on August 1 on charge of unruly activists on the campus, were granted bail yesterday.
They are Md Baki Billah of computer science and engineering, also convener of the 'students' agitation committee', Mahadi Hassan of physics, Sajjad Hossain Jitu and Khalid Hossian of mathematics, and Al Amin of electrical and electronic engineering department.
Additional Chief judicial Magistrate Abu Saleh Md Salauddin, also the judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal, issued the bail order, court sources said.
Police arrested the five from a rally on the campus following a case filed by the proctor under the Speedy Trial Act, accusing 30/35 students of assaulting teachers of the university earlier on the day.
The university authorities also expelled the five students following their arrest on the day and announced closure of the university from August 5 to September 4 'on the occasion of August 15, Eid-ul-Fitr, and puja.
PUST students started agitation on July 17 to realise their eight-point demands that include introduction of 'short semester system' for promotion, amendment to present GPA (Grade Point Average) system, cancellation of results published according to the running GPA system, eight years' registration validity instead of present six years, recruitment of experienced teachers, construction of university campus hurriedly, and end to 'ill-treatment' by the teachers.