A union council member from Jashore, who reportedly remained untraced since he entered the Detective Branch office in Dhaka on November 27, was placed before a Dhaka court by police on Saturday.
The pro-BNP union council member, who was reportedly summoned to the Detective Branch office on November 27 and was missing afterwards, landed in jail on Saturday after cops placed him along with another man from Jashore to a court in connection with a case pertaining to torching police cars in the capital’s Naya Paltan area on November 14.
Saifur Rahman, one of the members of Majidpur union council at Keshabpur upazila, was summoned to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s DB office on Minto Road over his reported connection with the murder of BNP leader Abu Bakar.
Jamil Hasan, the deputy commissioner of DB who is leading the investigation, on December 4 said he had no information about Saifur, who was initially named as Saiful Islam by his relative.
But, their counsel Nuruzzaman Tapon said on Sunday that Saifur along with another man Jahangir Kabir Mintu was placed before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Saturday.
Jahangir Kabir was picked up from a prayer session in the local party office in Keshabpur on December 6 and placed him in the court two days later, said Tapon.
The metropolitan magistrate sent both of the persons to jail. Lawyer Nuruzzaman Tapon argued that none of them were present in Dhaka on November 14 instead they were in Keshabpur, and none of them were named in the First Information Report filed with the Paltan police station.
The plaintiff of the case sub-inspector Al Amin said the DB was investigating into the case so he did not know anything about it.
DMP’s spokesperson deputy commissioner Masudur Rahman declined commenting on whereabouts of Saifur while another DB officer declined commenting about Jahangir.
Saifur Rahman was placed in the court a day after BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that he was kept secretly detained in DB office.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party nomination seeker Abu Bakar was the chairman of Majidpur union council at Keshabpur upazila.
At a press conference on November 22, BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that whereabouts of the 57-year-old opposition leader Abu Bakar was unknown after he was picked up by the law enforcers on November 18. He was found death following the day.
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