Police arrested three students of Dhaka University (DU), who were allegedly waylaid a covered van driver in the capital early Monday, on charge of realising ransom.
They are Fazle Nabid of Theater and Performance Studies Department, Md Rahat Rahman of Management Department and Sadiq Ahmed of Social Welfare and Research Institute. All three are students of 2021-22 sessions of the university.
Shahbagh Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nur Mohammad confirmed the incident and said the arrested were sent to the court. A patrol team of Shahbagh police station arrested them when the trio stopped the covered van in front of the central mosque of BUET at around 2:30am and demanded Tk 50,000 as a ransom, said the OC. DU Proctor Professor AKM Golam Rabbani said, "I have been informed about the matter. Law enforcement agencies and court will take action according to law in this regard."