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Gun-toting BCL man sues others

Leaves police station without challenge

Tuhin brandishing a revolver on Rajshahi University campus on Tuesday.Photo: STAR

An expelled leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, who openly brandished firearms during Tuesday's clash at Rajshahi University (RU), yesterday went to Motihar Police Station in person and filed a case against Shibir men.

SM Towhid Al Hossain Tuhin, former organising secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), filed the case against 21 Shibir activists by name, with 100 others remaining unnamed, said Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the police station.

The president and general secretary of the pro-Jamaat student organisation's RU unit were among the accused, he told The Daily Star over the phone.

When he was asked how a gun-toting man whose picture had been published in the media could leave the police station scotfree, the OC quickly put down the phone.

The OC also declined to talk to this correspondent when the latter went to the police station to meet him.

Tuhin, a third-year student in the department of finance and banking, was caught on camera by photojournalists of newspapers and television channels while he was shooting from his gun during the clash between the BCL and Shibir men.

The Daily Star published a photo in its yesterday's issue showing how plaintiff Tuhin was holding an iron rod and also aiming a pistol at his rivals.

When asked for his comment on how Tuhin had remained untouched, M Obaidullah, commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP), said he was on leave and knew nothing about it.

On the same question, RMP Additional Commissioner M Moniruzzaman expressed surprise saying, “Is Tuhin the plaintiff of the case? How so? I will check on the matter.”

Tuhin was expelled from the BCL RU unit following his alleged involvement in the killing of the pro-Awami League student body's Sher-e-Bangla Hall unit joint convenor Abdullah Al Hasan on July 16.

“Do you want us to be shot by Shibir men?” asked Tuhin while talking to The Daily Star.

He claimed that Shibir men were also carrying firearms, but media men had failed to photograph those scenes.

Ashraful Alam Emon, Shibir RU unit president said, “Tuhin was exposed before the media men but despite that he filed the case against Shibir men. It is clearly a false case”.

Meanwhile, RU Vice-Chancellor Prof M Abdus Sobhan, at a press conference at the Senate Building in the afternoon, said “At present, our challenge is to hold the admission tests successfully.

"After the admission process, we will identify the students who had carried firearms during the violence after scrutinising video footage."

BCL activists were also embroiled in a clash with Shibir activists at Dinajpur Government College early yesterday. In the aftermath of the clash, the college was shut down for an indefinite period.

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AL government want to conduct next national polls under its tutelage and the golden boys will be kept out of police touch .Does not it compare 'to lend a hen to a fox to keep for a while'?

: Nasirullah Mridha,USA

With all evidence and proof, how did this BCL leader go free and file case against the opponents?

: barkat


  • rch
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 02:24 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    Our 007 Bond with his license to kill and only answers to Her Majesty.

  • sakib
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 04:18 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    The BCL should be banned. And if the government cannot do that then ban the student politics all together. People do not want the public university produce criminals by wasting their money.

  • Shak Zakary, USA
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 04:47 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    We can blame all police officers of Rajshahi for that matter. But they are scared of losing their jobs. If they catch BCL activists, their jobs will be gone the next day by this government. These government service holders will do the same even for BNP or Jamaat activists whoever is in power at that time. This is a most disgraced culture of our political parties. Until these party leaders clean up their own houses, this culture will never go away.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 01:00 PM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    Firing in a broad day light with illigal arms proves that rule of law is completely absent in Bangladesh and how they dare commit such kind of crime under the nose of the law enforcing agencies? If the political leaders think that they need not general peace loving people and they will come to power through this muslce man , a befitting reply is awaiting for them for the next election. Because no party would be able to assume power without the public mandate where the role of muscle men is zero

  • Shibly
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 11:54 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    We heard a lot of tough talk from the Home Minister during the past couple of weeks but where is he now! Its a simple open and shut case, what are the authorities doing? Serve same justice for all!

  • Md. Zahedul Islam
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:37 PM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    I am really shocked and devastated to see BCBL activities in RU campus. what we expect nation from them. Their first and foremost duty to study and after their study they should devoted there self for country but to my utter stunned they are learning how to operate arms and kill the people, if this condition goes on we will never flourish our beloved country.

  • Truthful
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:25 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    The Home Minister has a Ph.D. Is he not reading the newspapers and watching the news on internet and Television?

  • Akhtar
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 01:11 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    Such acitivity and weapon wielding is a prerequisite of becoming an MP and a leader.

  • Reaz Hassan
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 01:03 AM GMT+06:00 (174 weeks ago)

    We have got to get rid of all deviants from our society whether they are students or not. I totally fail to understand how a group of youths claiming to be university students carry firearms and chase another group of students within the campus before their peers and law enforcing agencies. How come these gun toting boys walk around amidst security services and intelligence agencies? Has the state abandoned its duty for the safety and security of rest of the citizens? History repeats itself, and these BCL goons will then have to pay their prices with dividends.





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