SUST’s 5 ex-students detained...

SUST’s 5 ex-students detained

 SUST Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:05 PM, 25 January 2022   Updated: 07:50 PM, 25 January 2022

Two of the detained students are identifed as Reza Noor Moin, a former student of SUST’s Architecture Department and Habibur Rahman, a student of CSE Department’s 2012-13 academic year

Two of the detained students are identifed as Reza Noor Moin, a former student of SUST’s Architecture Department and Habibur Rahman, a student of CSE Department’s 2012-13 academic year

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police has arrested five former students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST). 

It is learned that they were detained for aiding SUST’s protesting students with financial aid. 

Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Commissioner Md. Nisharul Arif has confirmed the matter today (Tuesday, January 25).

He said CID has arrested the 5 students from Dhaka. We heard that they are the former students of SUST, however, “cannot say why they were detained and what lawsuit will be made against them.”

“They are being brought to Sylhet,” SMP Commissioner Md. Nisharul Arif also said adding that the details will be known after handing them over to us. 

Earlier, the CID arrested two former SUST students from different areas in the capital, they are - Reza Noor Moin, a former student of SUST’s Architecture Department and Habibur Rahman, a student of the CSE Department’s 2012-13 academic year.

According to police sources, CID arrested former student Habibur Rahman from Uttara in Dhaka on Monday night. Family and friends have been alleged that he was detained for providing “financial support” to the SUST movement. 

Meanwhile, Reza Noor Moin’s wife said Reza went to the Uttara Agora branch in the evening for grocery shopping. He was picked up by the CID’s cybercrime unit at around 7:30 pm. The CID later returned Reza’s car and reported that Reza was being taken to the CID headquarters for questioning.

Noted that 24 students of SUST started a hunger strike last Wednesday demanding the resignation of the VC. As the VC did not resign even on the 4th day of the hunger strike, the students started a mass hunger strike. So far, 5 students have taken part in the mass hunger strike. 

The cost of medical services and meals for the protesting students is being met with grants from former and current students. Meanwhile, the students said the “mobile banking numbers used to send grants to students have not been working since Monday”.

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