Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said there was no lack in the security of eminent writer and educationalist Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, who came under a knife attack at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet yesterday.
"There was no lapse in the security measures during the incident of attack on Professor Dr Zafar Iqbal...Police have already arrested an attacker," he said, speaking at a function in city's Purbo Rajabazar area.
The function was held marking the annual sports and cultural competitions of Naznin School and College.
The minister said, "Police are investigating the incident...The motive of the attack will be known soon."
Professor Zafar Iqbal, head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of SUST, came under a knife attack on the campus of the university.
He was initially treated at the MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet where he was administered 27 stitches and given two bags of blood. He was later flown to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka last night.