Friday, August 24, 2007

Army arrested Dhaka University Professors

Dhaka, Aug 23 (—Joint forces Thursday picked up two Dhaka University teachers from the teachers' quarters on Fuller Road, family members said.

The joint forces picked up the Dhaka University Teachers Association general secretary, Professor Anwar Hossain, from his home, his son Sanjib Hossain told shortly after midnight.

"Army men took away my father. They told us that they are taking him for quizzing for a while," he said.

Anwar Hossain, professor of biochemistry, is younger brother of Nov 7, 1975 leader Col Abu Taher. He is a former JSD leader and now a prominent leader of the pro-Awami League teachers' grouping.

The joint forces took away Harun-or Rashid, dean of social sciences, from home shortly after midnight.

His son Ishtiaque Rashid told that the members of the joint forces had led him away and said they would take him to Shahbagh Police Station for quizzing.

But assistant sub-inspector Md Jamaluddin told that no DU teachers were brought to Shahbagh Police Station. hours

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