Update May 12, 2015

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High Court issues rule on assaulting protesters

Sumel Sarker

DMP gherao

High Court issues rule on assaulting protesters

12 May 2015, Nirapad News: The High Court (HC) has issued a rule asking why legal measures should not be taken against the policemen involved in the assault of students during a protest program of Chhatra Union.

An HC bench comprising of Justice Rezaul Hoque and Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman issued the rule on Tuesday afternoon in response to a writ petition filed by Yunus Ali Akand, a Supreme Court lawyer.

Home Secretary, IGP, DMP Commissioner, Ramna Zone DC, Ramna and the OCs of Ramna and Shahbagh police stations were made respondents in the rule. Respondents were asked to submit explanations with four weeks.

The court also asked the IGP to submit a report regarding the measures taken against the accused by June 14.

On Sunday, police charged truncheons, hurled tear gas canisters and used a water cannon to disperse the leftist students of Dhaka University who were trying to lay a siege to the DMP office protesting the force’s inaction during the Pohela Boishakh celebration.

Chhatra Union said at least 34 of their leaders and activists were injured in police beatings.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) authorities have suspended Nayek Amir for misbehaving with a group of unarmed leftist students of Dhaka University who were trying to besiege the DMP headquarters in the capital’s Mintoo Road on Sunday.

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