Around 300 students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) were sued on Friday in two separate cases filed in connection with Thursday’s violence on the campus.
Ashulia police filed one case accusing eight named and the rest unnamed with the police station on charge of impeding police form performing duties during the violence, said Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Police filed another case with Savar Police Station against 10 to 12 named and the rest unnamed on charge of obstructing them from performing duties during the incident, said Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of the police station.
None was arrested in connection with the cases at 5:45pm when the report was field.
Meanwhile, the JU authorities will hold a press conference at JU Senate Hall on Saturday over the Thursday’s violence on the campus and police firing on students.
JU Vice-chancellor Prof Anwar Hossain will brief journalists about the campus violence at the press conference slated for 12:00pm, a press release issued by the university said on Friday, reports JU correspondent.
JU proctor Tapan Kumar Shaha said that a large number of police personnel were deployed in and around the campus Thursday night to ensure security at the university.
Residential students of the university have already vacated their dormitories as per the direction of the university authorities.
Earlier on Thursday, JU authorities have shut the institution till August 25 and asked students to vacate the dormitories after the campus burst into violence over Wednesday’s police firing on students.
The skirmish began after some unidentified youths stabbed Tahmidul Islam Likhon, an activist of president-secretary faction of JU unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League near dairy farm gate area around 9:00pm on Wednesday.
Likhon were undergoing treatment at Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar.
The six students who were injured in police firing got release from the hospital on Friday.
On early Friday, Kazi Johra Begum, mother of Likhon, filed a case with Savar Police Station around 12:30pm yesterday against 10 named, including Riaz, Liton and Nahid, and 20 unnamed persons.