DU takes tough stance on drugs

DU Correspondent

20 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka University (DU) authorities have taken a tough line on drugs on the campus after the death of a university student.

Hafizur Rahman, a student of the university’s Information Science and Library Management Department, allegedly killed himself after taking a deadly drug on the campus on May 15, according to police.

In the last few days, more than 20 drug addicts have been arrested from different spots of the campus during several raids.

The anti-drug drives were carried out at various places on the campus including Curzon Hall, Shaheed Minar, Annex Building, Arts Building area, Suhrawardy Udyan and Teacher-Student Centre (TSC).

The drives have been carried out under the leadership of DU Proctorial Team and in cooperation with Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and Shahbagh Police Station, said DU Proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani.

“So far, legal action has been taken against around 20-25 drug addicts. Our drives will continue in the future,” said Prof Rabbani.