Physician picked up by ‘plainclothes police’ in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 11:37pm on September 08, 2018

Family members of a physician, who allegedly was picked up by a team of plainclothes police from Jakiganj in Sylhet on Thursday, remained in dark about his whereabouts till Saturday evening.
The victim was identified as Mahfuzul Alam, son of Abdul Mannan, of village Kaskanakpur at Jakiganj upazila.
Mahfuz’s maternal uncle Mosleh Uddin Sohel, general secretary of Jakiganj municipality unit Awami League, told New Age on Saturday evening that they yet to get any information about the victim.
He said that they went to DB police headquarters in Dhaka and informed the concerned officer in this regard.
‘The DB officer took data of Mahfuz and said they will inform us if they get anything about the whereabouts of my nephew,’ Sohel added.
The victim’s family alleged that a team of some 7 people in a microbus impersonating themselves as DB police picked up Mahfuz from his home around 10:30pm on Thursday and since then he remained missing.
Sohel informed New Age that an unidentified mobile phone caller told him on Friday afternoon that Mahfuz was detained by the DB police and he would be released soon. ‘But, the mobile phone has been finding switched off from Friday night,’ he informed.
Sohel alleged that Jakiganj police did not agree to record general diary in this regard, though officer-in-charge Habibur Rahman Hawlader informed New Age that victim’s relatives did not want to record any GD in this regard till Saturday night.
Mahfuz, also father of two children, has qualified in the 39th Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary test, the family members said adding, ‘his parents have gone to perform hajj in Saudi Arabia this year and they have not come back yet.’