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No trace of missing journalist Kajol, protests continue

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:20, Mar 16,2020

 
 

People from different walks of life stage a demonstration in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday seeking government help in finding daily Pakkhakal editor Shafiqul Islam Kajol. — New Age photo

Police was yet to trace missing daily Pakkhakal editor Shafiqul Islam Kajol, also a photo journalist, and protests continued on Sunday asking the government to trace his whereabouts.

The police investigators said on Sunday that they found CCTV footage which showed photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was heading towards Kantaban intersection from Hatirpool before 7:00pm on March 10 before he went missing with his motorbike.

Chawkbazar police station sub-inspector Munshi  Abdus Lokman said that they had examined CCTV footage around collected from Hatilpool area where he was last seen.

‘We are collecting more footage,’ he said, adding, ‘we were yet to find his motorbike’.

People from different walks of life including students, photojournalists, politicians and labour leaders formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday asking the government to trace Shafiqul Islam Kajol immediately. 

The family of Shafiqul Islam Kajol on Friday at a press conference said that he was last seen near the Hatirpool intersection in Dhaka on a motorbike at about 6:45pm on March 10 before he went missing.

Kajol was among the accused in a criminal case filed against Manabzamin newspaper editor Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, and 31 others under the Digital Security Act.

New York-based Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International in separate statements on Saturday called on Bangladesh authorities to urgently locate journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, who remained missing since March 10.  

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