Businessman picked up from Lalmatia house

Muktadir Rashid | Published: 01:12, May 06,2020


A businessman and writer was picked up from his Lalmatia house in Dhaka on early Monday by a group of people introducing them as members of ‘RAB-3’.

Lipa Akhter, wife of businessman Mushtaq Ahmed, on her Facebook post at about 1:45am on May 4 wrote that people introducing themselves as RAB personnel arrived at their house and they wanted to get in.

She wrote the second post at about 3:45pm that people from RAB-3 picked up Mushtaq from the house and took away his CPU too.

She later wrote ‘Many vehicles arrived there’.

Mushtaq’s friends from among the ex-students of Faujdarhat Cadet College and Chittagong University said that they were trying to locate him.

He, however, could not be traced until 10:30pm.

Lalmatia falls under the jurisdiction of RAB-2.

RAB-2 commander Lieutenant Colonel Ashiq Billah told New Age that they did not carry out any operation in the area while RAB-3 operation officer Abu Jafar Obaidullah said that none was arrested at the location.

Mushtaq’s friends and fellows said that he, who writes in his pen name Michel Kumir Thakur, was critical on social media over poor management in tackling COVID-19 situation and the government.

No general diary over his missing was filed so far.

He wrote a book titled ‘Kumir Chasher Diary’ which was published in November 2018 and was working on another book.

More about:

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email