Newly-elected DUCSU VP Nur among five sued over Ruqayyah Hall chaos

Dhaka: Newly-elected Vice-President of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haq Nur and four others were sued for vandalism at Ruqayyah Hall on Monday.

Marjuka Raina, a student of dance department, filed the case at Shahbagh Police Station last night, said Officer-in-Charge Abdul Hasan, reports the UNB.

The five persons have also been accused of humiliating hall Provost Zennat Huda.

Police said the other accused are Litan Nandi, general secretary of Bangladesh Student Union; Khan Anisur Rahman, joint convener of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal’s Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall unit; Umme Habiba Benojir, president of Chhatra Federation; and Sheikh Moushumi.

Nur and other leaders of his panel went to Ruqayyah Hall around Monday noon after allegations were raised that three stuffed ballot boxes were kept there.

They asked the provost to show them the room but Zennat told them to wait until the proctor and chief election commissioner (CEC) arrived.

Following the allegations, CEC Mofidur Rahman, Proctor Golam Rabbani, and the president and general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) went there. They held a meeting with the provost.

The residents of Ruqayyah Hall demonstrated raising allegations of vote fraud and some of them vandalised the hall’s polling booth.

Meanwhile, Nur was attacked, allegedly by BCL activists, for protesting against irregularities.