Friday, March 5, 2010
Jihadi books seized from female dorms
Police yesterday arrested three activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, also students of Rajshahi University (RU), from Bagmara and RU campus.
Police also raided five Shibir-controlled private dormitories for female students of different educational institutions in the city and seized seven jihadi books from one of them.
One of the arrestees, Abdur Razzak, a final year student of Islamic studies at RU, is an accused in the case filed by Humayun Kabir, a resident student of Ziaur Rahman Hall of RU, who was assaulted by Shibir cadres during their attacks on February 9, said Mrinal Bhattacharya, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP).
Abdur Razzak, a final year student of Islamic studies at RU, was arrested from his village home at Nandanpur in Bagmara in the morning, said Bagmara Police Station Officer-in-Charge Harunur Rashid.
Police also picked up Atiur Rahman, a final year student of applied chemistry department and resident student of Sohrawardi Hall, and Mahmudul Hasan, a fourth year student of Islamic Studies and resident of Abdul Latif Hall of RU, from the campus.
Blank answer sheets of applied chemistry examinations were found at the room of Atiur Rahman during February 25 joint raids on Sohrawardi Hall, said Motihar Police Station OC Tofazzel Hossain. Police and hall authorities suspect that such blank answer sheets were used for taking unfair means in the examinations.
The police raided the private female students' hostels -- Ujir Manjil Chhatri Nibash beside Rajshahi City College, Green Valley Chhatri Nibash at Malopara, Noor Mohol, Paragon at Hatim Khan and Shanti Niketon near Paramedical Institute for two hours from 7:00am. The seven jihadi books were seized from Paragon.
Police raided the private female students' hostels for the first time after they got information that the residents were helping fugitive Shibir leaders by providing information, said RMP Commissioner M Nawsher Ali. However, none was arrested from the hostels.