Unknown miscreants physically assaulted Prof Mahbub Ullah, a pro-BNP former teacher of Dhaka University, on the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka this afternoon.
Prof Mahbub came under attack when he was leaving the court premises s after delivering a speech at a book launching programme at the SC Bar Association Auditorium at 1:20pm, reports our court correspondent.
The programme was organised to launch a book titled “Bangladesh: Emergency and Aftermath,” written by BNP leader and former law minister Moudud Ahmed.
Moudud told The Daily Star that he heard a group of outsiders assaulted Prof Mahbub after the programme. But he could not say who made the attack and why.
He, however, suspected that the outsiders launched the attack in a pre planned way.
After the attack, Prof Mahbub Ullah attended a programme with his torn shirt at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh where BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was addressing a programme.
Presenting him before journalists attending the programme, Khaleda said, “We want to see the government taking proper initiatives for exemplary punishment to the perpetrators, who attacked Professor Mahbub Ullah.”
“Otherwise, we will think that the attackers carried the attack at the instruction of Awami League Chief Sheikh Hasina,” she said while speaking at a programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in Dhaka.
While talking to The Daily Star over phone, Mahbub Uddin Khokon, general secretary of SCBA, blamed “cadres” of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the pro-Awami League student organisation, for the attack.
Source: Daily Star