Dhaka court on Thursday decided that verdict in a case of breaching the Emergency Powers Rules filed against four Dhaka University teachers and 15 students in connection with the August campus protests will be delivered onJanuary 21.
Metropolitan magistrate Habibur Rahman Siddiqui set the date after hearing arguments of both sides.
The court recorded the depositions of 12, out of 26, witnesses.
The four teachers — Dhaka University Teachers’ Association president Sadrul Amin, general secretary Anwar Hossain, social sciences dean Harun-or-Rashid and applied physics and electronic department chair Neem Chandra Bhowmick —and a student, Moniruzzaman Sarder of Jasimuddin Hall, who are now detained in jail, pleaded not guilty.
Teachers at Dhaka University on Thursday also joined the students who continued rallying to push for the release of all the teachers and students detained over the August campus protests by hoisting a black flag on the portico of the Arts Building.
The deadline the students earlier gave the government for the release of the detained expires on Friday.
In the meantime the government has asked all concerned to be patient. It says whatever is the court verdict , the government will release the teachers as soon as the judicial process is complete.