A physician remained missing since Thursday night after he was allegedly picked up by a team of plain clothes police at Jakiganj in Sylhet, the victim’s family claimed.
The victim was Mahfuzul Alam, 29, son of Abdul Mannan of village Uttar Kaskanakpur in Jakiganj upazila.
Jakiganj municipality unit general secretary of Awami League Mosleh Uddin Sohel, also an uncle of the victim, alleged that a team of some seven people in a microbus identified themselves as members of the detective branch of police and picked up Mahfuzul from his house in the village around 10:30pm on Thursday.
Sohel informed New Age that the incident took place several hours after the publishing of the result of the 39th Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary test on Thursday. Mahfuz had qualified for the post of assistant surgeon in the examination, he said.
Sohel alleged that a person called from unidentified mobile phone number and told him on Friday afternoon that Mahfuz had been detained by the DB police and would be released soon.
‘We are waiting for my nephew. But he was not released till 7:30pm,’ Sohel told New Age, adding that the caller did not explain the reason behind detaining Mahfuz.
Sylhet Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (detective branch in-charge) Faysal Mahmud and the district police’s detective branch officer-in-charge Mashiur Rahman denied the allegations.
Both officials said that such kind of drive was not conducted in Jakiganj area by the respective police.