Latest News of the Week
Dear readers, The Kushtia Times, only English weekly newspaper in Khulna division is now available online on epaper version. Please stay with us. All the best. Editor-publisher

IU BCL leader still missing

Our Correspondent, IU - February 4th, 2013

Police is yet to trace out a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader in Islamic University (IU) after 11 days he went missing from Dhaka.
According to BCL sources, Saiful Islam, president of Bangbandhu Hall unit went missing from Dhaka on January 22. Saiful went to Dhaka on January 21to meet with the BCL’s central leaders. He went  missing during his return to Kazipara from Farmgate area in Dhaka at about 9.15: pm on the night.
Saiful was going to his friend’s mess at Kazipara area in Dhaka after meeting with BCL central leaders at Awami League central office in Dhanmondi.
Saiful’s phone was found switched off since the period.
Panic spread at the campus as there was no trace of Saiful for four days. Two separate general diaries were filed in different police stations.
Of them, Sad Ahmed, elder brother of Saiful filed a GD with Sher-e-Bangla police station in Dhaka and Shishir Islam Babu, organising secretary of  Bangbabandhu hall unit BCL filed another GD  with Islamic University policestation on Wednesday.
Hailed at Bheramara upazila in Kushtia, Saiful was student of 4th year at the Law Department.
Proctor Prof Dr. Jahangir Hossain told that BCL submitted a memorandum to the university narrating the matter.
“We have communicated with law enforcement agencies and discussed the matter with them. They are trying to trace out the BCL leader,” Dr. Jahangnir told.
Officer-In-Charge (OC) IU police Atiar Rahman told that police is investigating the matter seriously.
Besides, BCL Bangabandhu Hall unit launched a series of agitation programme in demanding trace out of Saiful. They demonstrared block on Kushtia-Khulna highway in three consecutive days since January 23.
On Saturday, students key locked the law department in demand of rescuing Saiful.
Earlier, on February 4, last year, two students of the university belonging to the politics of Islami Chhatra Shibir went missing. Law enforcement agencies could not trace them out. The students are Al Mukaddas of Al Fiqh department and Md. Waliullah of Daw’ah and Islamic Studies.