Anti-army riots in Dhaka University continues as thousands of students clash with police and army demanding immediate army pull-out from their campus. An E-Bangladesh news team is now on the ground. We expect to update our coverage with exclusive photos and videos from Dhaka later in the evening. Meanwhile, incoming reports [via news text] from our correspondents in Dhaka update:
[Exclusive] Different sources in Dhaka identify the senior army official who was assaulted by the students in DU campus Monday night. Brigadier General Chowdhury Fazlul Bari — Director, Home Intelligence Bureau, DGFI — was shouted at, kicked, punched and pushed as he went to the campus.
Video: TV grab from ATN.
Earlier, BDNEW24 reported:
Angry students of Dhaka University late Monday chased a senior army official on the campus when he had gone to talk to them introducing himself as a teacher of the university, witnesses said. The official, a brigadier general, took two teachers of the university with him at 11:45pm to pacify the protesting students who rampaged through the campus for hours on end. The students however recognised and swore at him before they started kicking and pushing him. The official finally fled by a motorcycle, according to two bdnews24.com correspondents who witnessed the incident. DU assistant proctor Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah was at the scene along with another teacher. The incident occurred on the street between the vice-chancellor’s house and the Teachers’ Club when the angry students elsewhere on the campus were fighting with the security officials. The students swooped on another security official, who tried to save the troubled army officer. The second man left the scene with a bleeding head, the witnesses said.
[6:00 PM] DGFI is negotiating with Dhaka University authorities on behalf of the army. Informal/unofficial commitment to close down the army camp in campus is now on the table. ISPR — Inter Services Public Relations — has said army personnel involved in assaulting students and teachers Monday evening have been withdrawn from DU.
[5:30 PM] Riot spreads to New Market and Dhaka College. Streets turn into battlezones. E-Bangladesh correspondent watches injured policemen receiving first-aid.
[3:30 PM] Unidentified men, believed to be intelligence operators, beaten up by agitating students near Dhaka University mosque for video-taping a procession.
[3:15 PM] All entry points to Dhaka University blocked by the police. Paramilitary BDR convoys sighted.