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Teachers-students cry for trace out BCL leader in IU

Our Correspondent, Kushtia - February 11th, 2013

Teachers and students of Law Department in Islamic University formed a human chain in the campus in demanding trace out of missing Chhatra League (BCL) leader Saiful Islam Monday.
Police is yet to trace out Saiful after 12 days he went missing from Dhaka.
Around 200 students of the department took part in the human chain formed in front of university administrative building.
Chairman of the department Dr. Akram Hossain Mazumder in the chair, the programme was addressed among others by Dean at the Faculty of Law Prof Dr. Sahjahan Mondol, Professor Dr. Selim Toha, Prof Dr. Abdul Karim Khan, Dr. Halima Khatun, university proctor Prof Dr. Jahangir Hossain, student advisor Prof Dr. Mahbubur Rahman.
The speakers urged government intervention to immediately trace Saiful out.
Saiful, president of Bangbandhu Hall unit went missing from Dhaka on January 22. Saiful went to Dhaka on January 21 to 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.
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 police station on January 23.
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, 24 and 25. They however, withdrew their road blocking programme after assurance of police.
On Saturday, students’ key locked the law department in demand of rescuing Saiful.
Hailing from Bheramara upazila in Kushtia, Saiful was student of 4th year at the Law Department.
Meanwhile, the students of the department submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and Home Minister through the university authority on January 26.
“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.
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.