Three members of a family were picked up from their residence in Chittagong last week by people impersonating themselves as law enforcers, alleged the family members.
The three — SM Shafikur Rahman, 35, involved with transportation business, and his brothers-in-law Md Hasan alias Tareq, 21, and Moazzem Hossain Sathi, 18 — were taken away on March 24 from Alfalah Goli area under Khulshi police and have remained missing, according to the family.
Shafikur’s wife Sultana Razia Tumpa, at a press conference in Chittagong Press Club on Thursday, said that six people impersonating themselves as members of the police detective branch had entered into their residence around 2:00pm on
Continued on page 2 Col. 1March 24 and asked Shafikur to write his signature on a piece of paper, but he denied.
‘Then the six men took my husband and younger brother Moazzem on a white-colour microbus. My younger brother Hasan followed the microbus on his motorbike, but he too did not return home. The men also took away eight cell phones from our residence,’ said Sultana.
She also claimed that a day after being taken away, Shafikur had talked to his family from his cell phone and told that a team of law enforcers picked them up and later tortured them.
‘We filed a general diary with the Khulshi police on March 25 in this connection, but the police could not rescue my husband and brothers. We also contacted Chittagong city DB office, but the concerned officials told us that they had not conducted any drive in that area on March 24,’ said the housewife.
Khulshi police officer-in-charge Seikh Md Nasir Uddin confirmed New Age that the family filed a diary with the police station.
‘The matter is under investigation. We are trying to trace the missing persons,’ said the OC.
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