Sayeed Muhammad: Wife of former commanding officer of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Lt Col Hasinur Rahman has pleaded to the prime minister for directing law enforcers to find her husband, who has remained unaccounted for since on August 8.
“Please bring my husband back. He [Hasniur] is innocent and not involved with anything. I beg to the prime minister so that she would order the law enforcement agencies to find my husband,” Hasniur’s wife Shamima Akhter said.
She was addressing a press conference at Crime Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) in Dhaka’s Segunbagicha yesterday, reports The Daily Star.
Former CO of Rab-7 Hasinur, who is also a sacked army official, was allegedly picked up by 14 to 15 plainclothes men around 10:20pm on August 8 from near his Mirpur DOHS home, Shamima said.
Quoting locals, Shamima on August 9 said her husband cried for help when plainclothes men tried to force him into a microbus. As locals approached to help him, the men, wearing jackets with “DB” inscribed on them, told them they were from the Detective Branch (DB) of police.
The men came in two microbuses and picked up Hasinur after he went out to meet his friends, Shamima said, adding that they also picked up the caretaker of the house as he tried to capture photos but later they dropped him near ECB intersection.
Shamima filed a general diary (GD) with Pallabi Police Station seeking his safe return. She, however, alleged that Pallabi police initially refused to register the GD.
Later the investigation officer of the police station called them once in last one week only to inquire about the GD, she added. After the incident, DB officials on August 9 said they were unaware of the incident.