No quota reform protestors are being arrested, rather the law enforcers only detaining those who had involvement with the attack on Dhaka University vice-chancellor’s residence, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.
Private TV station News24, a sister concern of the daily Kalerkantho, reported it today.
However, the details regarding the statement are yet to be released.
Earlier, quota reform movement leader APM Suhel has reportedly been picked up by the members of "law enforcement agencies."
According to a Facebook post made by former president of Bangladesh Chhatra Union Lucky Akter, several numbers of plainclothes law enforcers raided her Shantinagar house around 4:30am today and detained Suhel.
Contacted, Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Devdas Bhattacharya denied the allegations.
Earlier on May 23, a gang of miscreants swooped on Suhel, the joint convener of Jagannath University (JnU) unit of Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, and beat him up severely, leaving him injured.
His fellow demonstrators then claimed that he had come under the attack for his involvement with the ongoing quota reform movement.
On July 1, Md Rashed Khan, a joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Forum, has been detained from his Mirpur residence in Dhaka.
The Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested him around 12:30pm in a case filed under the Information Communication Technology (ICT) act with the Shahbagh Police Station.
Assistant Deputy Commissioner Obaidur Rahman (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police had confirmed the news to Kalerkantho on the day.
Later, Md Rashed Khan has been placed on a five-day remand.
Earlier on July 3, quota reform movement leader, Faruque Hossain, who allegedly went missing, was shown arrested in a case filed for torching the motorbike of Special Branch of Police.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Masudur Rahman said that he was also produced before a Dhaka court on the day afternoon and remanded for two days for questioning.
On April 9 this year, some masked miscreants with sticks stormed the vice-chancellor’s house and vandalised rooms and furniture during the then movement for reforming the quota system in civil service jobs.