SC statue removal: Protesters sued


PV Desk : Police have brought charges of attempted murder and obstruction while performing government duty against protestors opposing the removal of a statue from the Supreme Court premises.

The statue of Lady Justice was removed from near the top court’s entrance on Thursday night, to appease radical Islamist outfit Hifazat-e-Islam.

Enraged by the decision, leftist student bodies began demonstrating outside the court premise and announced protests for the morning.

On Friday noon, police put up barricades near Bangladesh Shishu Academy to stop a procession by ‘progressive students’ who were marching towards the Supreme Court from the Raju Memorial at Dhaka University.

Police used teargas shells, water cannons and rubber bullets to disband the protesters as they tried to break through the barricades.

Bangladesh Students Union General Secretary Liton Nondi was among five who were detained from the demonstration. At least 20 have been injured, according to protesters.

Shahbagh police OC Md Abul Hasan told that a case was started late Friday by Sub Inspector Md Mofakkharul Islam.