A faction of Awami League’s student wing allegedly vandalised the academic building of Chittagong University and the vice-chancellor’s office on Tuesday demanding suspension of a university teacher.
Witnesses said, BCL men also destroyed two private cars, several motorcycles and 20 flower vases in front of the offices of the VC and registrar and assaulted CU correspondent of TV channel Banglavision Shahjahan Khan while taking the footage of the vandalism.
Earlier, the BCL group, led by CU unit President Alamgir Tipu, gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the university authorities to suspend Md Amir Uddin, an associate professor of the university’s Institute of Education Research.
Professor Amir is leading a movement against holding tax in the city.
BCL men went on the rampage as their demand was not fulfilled within the deadline.
This group of BCL is loyal to Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin.
They alleged that Amir, general secretary of Chattagram Kordata Surokkha Parishad, is plotting a conspiracy against the elected representatives through social media.
They had also allegedly threatened Amir at gunpoint at his office to keep him away from the movement.
The Parishad launched the movement demanding that the holding tax on landlords which was increased by CCC last year be revaluated.
Additional force has been deployed on the campus and the situation was now under control, said Belal Uddin Jahangir, OC of Hathazari Police Station.