14-party demands speedy trial for Abrar killing

Staff Correspondent

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance on Friday demanded a special speedy trial for the gruesome murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad.

“We urge the government to launch a speedy trial in the Abrar murder case,” AL leader Mohammad Nasim said.

Nasim, also a spokesperson for the alliance, made the demand while addressing a press conference after a meeting at AL headquarters in the capital.

He called upon the government to continue its strong stance against culprits like previous issues.

“The culprits will be brought to book soon as the government never spared any criminals,” he said.

Criticising Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Nasim said BNP wants to do politics cashing Abrar issue.

“A vested quarter tries to catch fish in troubled waters to create an unstable situation. People won’t allow any agitation. They are with us and want a stable atmosphere,” he said.The AL leader expressed dismay over the Buet vice-chancellor’s disappearance for two days after Abrar was killed by some BCL men at a dormitory.

“The Education Ministry should keep eye on vice-chancellors. The qualified and responsible persons should be appointed as VCs,” he said, adding that they don’t want recurrence of such a tragic incident.

Regarding the recent calls for banning student politics on the Buet campus, Nasim said, “We do not support a ban on student politics.”

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president Hasanul Huq Inu said student politics will not be banned, but politics of terrorists should be banned.

Abrar, a student of EEE department, was beaten to death inside Sher-e-Bangla Hall early Monday.

Some Chhatra League leaders have been accused of beating Abrar to death. They suspected him as a Shibir activist.