Nur, his associates behind missing CCTV footages: BCL

The Bangladesh Chhatra League's (BCL) Dhaka University unit has blamed central students' union (DUCSU) Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur and his associates for missing CCTV footage of the Dec 22 attack, report agencies.

The allegations by BCL's DU unit General Secretary Saddam Hossain, who also serves as DUCSU's assistant general secretary, came on Sunday (Dec 29) during a media call at the DUCSU offices. According to him, VP Nur and his associates at the Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students’ Rights were responsible for the missing security camera footages as it was them who launched the attack Muktijuddho Mancha activists.

Describing the Dec 22 attack on DUCSU offices as heinous, Saddam said that it was a sequel of the Dec 17 attack on Mancha activists by Nur and his organisation. The Council to Protect General Students’ Rights and Muktijuddho Mancha's Bulbul-Mamun faction have been at odds for quite some time and both of them have been trying to hamper the academic environment of the Dhaka University campus, said the BCL leader.

An associate of Nur, however, dismissed the allegation and claimed that the attack was carried out at the behest of Saddam and DU BCL President Sanjit Chandra Das. None of their (BCL) leaders and activists were injured but some of our injured associates are now hospitalised in critical condition, DUCSU Social Welfare Affairs Secretary Akhter Hossain told Bangla Tribune.

Proctorial body members took Nur and his associates to the hospital, he said before adding How come severely injured people are behind the missing footages We have been demanding from the very beginning to release the CCTV footages, but the authorities have failed to recover it.