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Three protesters picked up by DB; Released later

MNA Exclusive Desk: Detective Branch (DB) of police detained and questioned three leaders of the quota reform protests after they held a press conference at Dhaka University.

The three are the joint conveners of the protest movement, Nurul Haque Nur, Farooq Hasan and Muhammad Rashed Khan, reported news agency.

They were picked from the Dhaka University (DU) area immediately after the press conference, claimed convener Hasan Al Mamun.

DB Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten told media, “They were brought in for questioning as part of the investigation and were released.”

After their release, Farooq Hasan, Joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Forum briefed reporters and said, “After our press conference, we were heading towards Chankharpool on a rickshaw to eat something around 1:00pm.”

“When we reached in front of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital emergency gate, around seven to eight motorbikes and two microbuses stopped us,” said Hasan.

Around seven to eight armed men, introducing themselves as the members of the Detective Branch of Police, told them there is a life threat on the trio and that is why they needed to be taken to the DB office for interrogation.

As soon as they got on the microbus, the three were blindfolded and taken to the Detective Branch office, they claimed.

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