A Dhaka court today rejected the bail petitions of three private university students in connection with two separate cases filed with Badda and Bhatara Police Stations.
Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Sikder passed the order after lawyers for the three students submitted the three separate petitions seeking their bails in the cases.
Of the cases, Fayez Ahmed Adnan, of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), and Aminul Ehsan Baizid, Turag International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT), are accused in the case filed with Bhatara Police Station while AHM Khlid Reza Tonmoy is accused in the case filed with Badda Police Station.
On the other hand, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Keshab Roy Chowdhury fixed August 16 for hearing on a bail petition filed for Masad Mortuza Bin Ahab, a student of North South, in his presence as his lawyer appealed to the court saying that his client is very sick.
Masad's father Capt (retd) Jaki Ahab was seen in tears during the hearing at the court.
At least 22 private university students arrested on charges of vandalism and attacking policemen during protests for safe roads have repeatedly been denied bail in the last one week.
All of them appealed together for bail on August 7 and August 9 and got rejected. Four of them sought bail again on Sunday and eight others yesterday. But their prayers were turned down again.
The 22 students of East West, North South, Southeast and Brac universities were arrested on August 6 following clashes between students and police aided by alleged ruling party men.
A total of 41 people, including the 22, have been arrested in 29 cases filed under the Penal Code over clashes in the capital during student demonstrations for road safety.
At least 20 others, including several students, were arrested in nine cases filed under section 57 of the ICT Act on charges of spreading rumours, propaganda and fake news over the protest.