Detective Branch of police detained and interrogated three leaders of the quota reform protests after they called a press briefing and given an ultimatum to dismiss the cases over the demonstrations within two days.
Detectives, however, released them later. The three leaders are Nurul Haque Nur, Farooq Hasan and Muhammad Rashed Khan.
Hasan Al Mamun, convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Forum, the leading banner of the quota reform movement, informed that three of their activists were picked up around 1:15pm, after the organisation concluded a press briefing in the morning.
At a press conference on Monday morning , the ‘Council for the Preservation of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights’ demanded withdrawal of all cases filed against the protesters during quota reform movement within two days.
Detective Branch Police Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said, “They were brought in for interrogating as part of the investigation and were released.”
The three had been taken in order to scrutinise reports of violence during the protests, the police official said.
Earlier on April 11, four cases were filed against unnamed accused following the clash and vandalism in DU camps and its VC’s house during the demonstration for the reformation of quota system in government jobs.