CU VC office vandalized, TV journo assaulted

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Chittagong, November 07: A faction of ruling party’s student front on Tuesday vandalised the office room of Chittagong University vice chancellor in continuation of their stand against a university teacher.They vandalised a private car, a motorcycle, several 20 flower tubs in front of the VC’s office room and assaulted a television journalist.

Later, the faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was demonstrated at the entrance to the university, putting it under lock and key.

A journalist named Shahjahan Khan of Bangla Vision television channel was assaulted by the activists while he was trying to take footage of vandalism.

The faction yesterday submitted a memo to the VC demanding removal of Md Amir Uddin, an associate professor of the university’s Institute of Education Research, within 24 hours.

The memorandum says, Amir, general secretary of Chattagram Kordata Surokkha Parishad, is “spreading personal enmity” against the elected representatives through social media. The parishad is a group created to protect the taxpayers of Chittagong.

In the memorandum, the BCL faction alleged that when the tax reassessment programme is being addressed peacefully and fairly through “appeals” and “discussion”, the teacher was trying to “mislead” journalists by providing “false” information.