20 machetes recovered from CU dormitories

Kalerkantho Online   

12 October, 2018 09:55 AM

20 machetes recovered from CU dormitories

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The police have recovered a sizeable cache of locally-made weapons, including 20 machetes, from five dormitories in Chittagong University (CU).

The law enforcers conducted several raids in five halls--Shah Amanat Hall, Suhrawardy Hall, AF Rahman Hall, Alawal Hall and Shaheed Abdur Rab Hall-- around 4 pm on Thursday and recovered the weapons.

CU police outpost In-charge Md Aktaruzzaman confirmed the recovery. 

The police have picked up two students from Suhrawardy Hall in connection with a clash the same day. 

Two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League reportedly locked in a clash during a procession over the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack cases.

Earlier on Wednesday, a trial court sentenced 19 people to death, while 19 others, including BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, to life imprisonment in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.