Attack on Nur: 3 including Mamun, Turjo remanded

Attack on VP Nur
Muktijudhho Moncho leader Al Mamun is being taken to a Dhaka court on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Photo: Emrul Hasan Bappi

A Dhaka court today placed three leaders of Muktijuddho Moncho including Al Mamun and Yeasir Arafat Turjo on a three-day remand each in connection with a case filed over attack on Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Moinul Islam passed the order after law enforcers produced Mamun, Turjo and Mehedi Hasan Shanto, office secretary of the Muktijuddho Moncho faction, this afternoon.

The duo was put on remand a day after they were arrested from the capital’s Shahbagh area yesterday.

Mamun, general secretary of the platform’s central unit, and Turjo, general secretary of its Dhaka University unit, and 33 others were made accused in the case filed with Shahbagh Police Station early today.

On Sunday, activists of a faction of Muktijuddho Moncho, mostly comprised of Chhatra League men, beat up and injured Nur, storming into his office at the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) building.

At least 27 of Nur’s supporters were injured in the attack.

Of the injured, Tuhin Farabi was kept at the intensive care unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital and his condition improved yesterday and he was taken off life support, the hospital’s director, Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin, told The Daily Star.

The Moncho, claimed to be comprised of freedom fighters’ children, was founded in October last year to counter the anti-quota demonstrations led by Nur and other quota reformist leaders.