A Dhaka court yesterday sent noted photographer Shahidul Alam to jail after police produced him before it in a case filed for spreading propaganda and false information against the government.
Four private university students were denied bail again yesterday in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on policemen during student protests for safe road.
Rajshahi University students take out a silent procession at their campus condemning the attacks on students and journalists during student protests.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid says the law will take its own course against students who have been booked during the student protests in Dhaka.
Leaving out the alleged ruling party men involved in attacks on road safety demonstrators and journalists, police have made students accused in cases filed over the last few days' violence in the capital.
Police did not attempt to drive away the armed youths; rather, they charged teargas canisters into the campus, witnesses and students said.
A draft law approved by the cabinet yesterday proposes a maximum punishment of five years' imprisonment for causing death to a person by reckless driving, drawing strong criticism from road safety campaigners who termed the sentence insufficient to end anarchy on roads.
Noted photographer Shahidul Alam seemed to be walking with difficulty as policemen held his arms and helped him go in and out of a Dhaka court yesterday. He told his lawyers and family members at the court that he had been tortured in custody.
Students of both Dhaka University (DU) and Rajshahi University (RU) stages demonstration on their respective campuses condemning the recent attack on students during the safe road demonstration in Dhaka.