A team of law enforcement has allegedly picked up two former students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) from Uttara, Dhaka on Monday afternoon.

The duo has reportedly sent money to SUST students who have been demonstrating demanding the resignation of VC Farid Uddin Ahmed.

They are – Habibur Rahman alias Swapan, former student of Computer Science and Engineering department, and Reza Nur Mueen, former student of Architecture department.

Habib is currently working at an American company while Reza is working as an architect at a well-known industrial firm.

Another former student of the university, Shah Raji Siddiqui, gave a post on social media claiming this.

Speaking to Prothom Alo, Shah Raji Siddiqui on Tuesday morning said, Habibur Rahman lives with him at his residence at sector 7, Uttara, Dhaka.

Since the school days, his family is Habib’s local guardian. Identifying them as police, three people picked up Habib around 3:00pm yesterday (Monday), Raji added.

Around 9:00 at night, Raji came to know that the microbus carrying Habib was at sector 13, Uttara. He (Raji) went there along with his mother and saw Habib and Reza outside of the microbus. Reza lives in RAJUK-Uttara residential area with his wife and a child.

Raji asked the people, who identified them as police, whether there is any arrest warrant against the two engineers.

"Why are you picking them up?," he further asked.

In response to this, they said they are members of cyber police. They do not need any warrant to make arrests.

The policemen also told Raji that Habib and Reza are being picked up as the two sent some money to protesting students of SUST through bKash.

While leaving the spot, the policemen gave Raji a visiting card of an official of Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Raji talked over mobile phone to one of the officials, who could not ensure who picked up the two former students of SUST.

Shah Raji Siddiqui said they learned that the two were being taken to Sylhet. They could be shown arrested in the case filed with Jalalabad police station against 200 people.

Shah Raji Siddiqui told Prothom Alo that Habib is not from a well-off family. His parents live in Tangail. He got a visa yesterday to go to Germany as he has got a job at a software company there. On the other hand, Reza has got a very young child.

Speaking to Prothom Alo, CID’s additional superintendent of police Azad Rahman said CID did not arrest anyone.

Wishing not to be named, another CID source said the two engineers could be taken to Sylhet.

However, Jalalabad police station (investigation) Md Abu Khaled Mamun told Prothom Alo that they did not arrest anyone of this name. They do not have any information of any case filed against the two engineers, he added.