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B’desh: Ex-President’s son held on assault charges

The son of ex Bangladeshi president Iajuddin Ahmed was arrested on charge of assaulting a private university`s official.

Dhaka: The son of former Bangladeshi president Iajuddin Ahmed was on Monday arrested by police on charges of assaulting an official of a private university, a day after he Police said Imtiaz Ahmed Babu was arrested in line with a case filed overnight by the assault victim Kabir Ahmed, the registrar of the Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology, the assault victim.

Officer-in-charge of city`s Gulshan police station, Shah Alam, told newsmen that police took Babu to custody yesterday to protect him from angry students of the university after he assaulted the official.

Babu, also a member of the trustee board of the university
that was founded by his father, was arrested from a city
health facility where he was being treated for injuries he
received as the students chased him.

According to Police, Babu confined and beat the official
over a dispute regarding the appointment of the vice
chancellor of the varsity and later when went to the campus
the students cornered him.

"We have arrested him at the hospital but he is still
being treated there under our custody," Alam said.