Police have refuted claims that the quota reform activists were blindfolded while being escorted to Detective Branch office on Monday.
“We did not blindfold them. This is not true,” Detective Branch Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said while speaking at a press briefing.
“We have no stand on the movement. We are investigating the attack on the Dhaka University vice chancellor’s residence,” he added.
“There are a lot of video footages of the incident. Since we cannot recognise people in the videos, we thought the students who live in the hall or around the university would be able to recognise them,” the official said.
“That was our only purpose. But maybe there was a misunderstanding,” said Baten.
“There was no intention to assault or humiliate them. They are not even wanted in the cases. There is no direct link between them and the attack on the VC residence. Therefore, they were called simply for assisting in our investigation,” he said.