A Sylhet court has granted bail to five former students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), who were arrested for "aiding the protesting students."
Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sumon Bhuiyan passed the bail order after police produced them in court on Wednesday.
The five students are, Reza Nur Moin, 31, son of Moin Uddin of Bogura district, Habibur Rahman, 26, son of Matier Rahman Khan, Nazmul Sakib, 32, son of Mizanur Rahman of Khulna district, AKM Maruf Hossain, 28, son of Mosharraf of Mirpur in Dhaka and Foysal Ahmed, 27, son of Sadiqul Islam.
According to the case documents, the accused students unlawfully obstructed the movement of the general people, extorted money, made threats, and aided in destructive activities during the protests.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the five ex-students from different parts of the capital on Tuesday.