Safe roads agitation: 16 private university students get bail

Published: August 19, 2018 14:07:24 | Updated: August 19, 2018 17:41:40

A file photo shows police taking students arrested during recent protests to a Dhaka court. Photo/Coillected

Two courts in Dhaka on Sunday granted bail to 16 private university students accused in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police during the student movement demanding road safety.

The students are Mashad Mortuza Bin Ahad, Sakhawat Hossain Nizhum, Shihad Shahriar, Ajijul Karim Antor , Mahedi Hasan, Foyez Ahmed Adnan, who were booked in a case filed with Bhatara Police Station, and Noor Mohammad, Jahidul Haque, Iftekhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasan, Redwan Ahmed, Tariqul Islam, AHM Khaled Reza, Reza Rifat Akhlaq, Rashedul Islam, and Mushfiqur Rahman who were accused in another case filed under Badda Police Station.

Of them, Iftekhar Ahmed was granted bail by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Saifuzzaman Hero and15 others by Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Moinuddin Siddiqi after hearing their bail pleas, UNB reported.

On August 6, the ninth day of the road safety movement, a total of 22 students, including those given bail this day, of seven private universities were arrested in the above-mentioned cases. They sought bails several times but were denied. 

Protests flared across Bangladesh on July 29, when two college students were killed and several others injured at the airport road in Dhaka city, demanding safe roads by restoring discipline in the transport sector.

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