Police investigators are looking for a shotgun of former Rapid Action Battalion commander Hasinur Rahman instead of finding him out even one month after he was picked up by a group of people wearing ‘DB’ jackets from Mirpur DOHS on August 8.
Hasinur, commissioned in 10th BMA long course in early 1980s, lost his job as lieutenant colonel and was jailed over his alleged extremist link in Chittagong few years ago. He was spending retired life after his release from jail.
Hasinur, a former officer of Bangladesh Army who served the battalion in its initial stage during BNP-led government, was picked up from near his house at Mirpur DOHS when he was returning home at about 10:15pm on August 8.
The family said that the police investigators first collected his licensed pistol found abandoned on the spot of the reported abduction.
After 20 days, the police investigators visited rented house of Hasinur and repeatedly asked for the shotgun.
‘We requested police investigators to search everywhere if there was any shotgun but they found nothing, and left,’ said his wife Shamima Akhter.
She said her husband had a shotgun but so far she knew it was sold to someone else.
His family and friends said that before he was picked up in front of a number of residents of DOHS, Hasinur was called by his BMA course mates Abdullah Zaeed and Ferdous Aziz.
The family said Abdullah Zaeed and Ferdous Aziz came to Hasinur and took him to the house of another friend few metres off his house. All four was accused in a case pending with a Dhaka metropolitan court.
Abdullah Zaeed and Ferdous Aziz could not be reached for comments.
‘They discussed about the case, and when my husband was returning the incident took place,’ said Shamima.
Footage from CCTV cameras showed that there were three microbuses and they left the place after Hasinur was picked up following a scuffle.
The family said that Pallabi police station officer-in-charge inspector Nazrul Islam came to the spot immediately after Hasinur was picked up on a microbus.
Nazrul Islam said that they collected Hasinur’s licensed pistol, and searched for his shotgun.
He claimed that they were not clear about the motive of Hasinur’s going ‘missing’, but still looking for his whereabouts following a general diary filed with the police station.
A deputy commissioner of Detective Branch of police said told New Age on Sunday evening that they conducted no operation in the area at that time.
‘What can we do, if someone else uses jackets inscribed ‘DB’ for their purpose,’ the official said.
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