Students catch the big guns!

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Demonstrating students on Thursday stop DIG Habib’s vehicle for not having proper documents in Karwan Bazar. Photo: Galib AshrafWhile demonstrations of the students demanding road safety were in full swing around 1:00pm in Kawran Bazar of the capital, a black Pajero SUV of a deputy inspector general of police was coming down the road from Farmgate.

The students didn't leave the vehicle unchecked. They stopped it, asked his driver to show his licence and the car's registration papers. DIG Habibur Rahman of the river police was in the vehicle.

The driver didn't have a driving nor licence not did he have the car's registration papers.

Despite repeated requests from the DIG and other policemen present, the students refused to let him go and asked the official to get out of the car.

Aftr talking for sometime with the students, DIG Habib left the scene and entered a bank nearby.

Habib regretted not having the proper documents but said he didn't know about the papers as it was a government car.

Emon, a private university student present at the scene, said, "It once again shows that the people supposed to be law enforcers break the law in most cases in Bangladesh. We didn't even think the driver of such a high official of the police would fail to show the documents."

Other police officials approached the students and after around half an hour they let the DIG go.

Meanwhile, students at Shahbagh stopped the car of prime minister's principle secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and asked the driver to show the car documents at around 12:00 pm. As the licence was expired the students asked the traffic police to file a case against the driver.

Traffic sergeant Jafor Imam confirmed that the car was of Nojibur Rahman and filed a case against the driver for not renewing his licence.

The demonstrating students also stopped two vehicles of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police vans in many places of the city.

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