College student ‘picked up’ by plainclothes traceless for 7 days

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 22:14, May 04,2021


A college student who was reportedly picked up by plainclothes at their village home in Asanpur under Jamalganj upazila in Sunamganj on April 28 remained traceless for seven days.

Nadira Begum, wife of the late Amirul Islam of Kamarkandi village at Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj, claimed this at a press conference at Sylhet Press Club on Tuesday and sought the prime minister’s intervention so that she could know whereabouts of her son.  

Sajib Ikhtiar, a third year student of Sunamganj Degree College, was picked up by some 12 plainclothes at his ancestral home at Asanpur village in Jamalganj upazila, said the mother.

Sunamganj police could not give her any information about Sajib. Jamalganj police sub-inspector Sohag and Rafiqul were among the plainclothes who had picked him up, Nadira Begum claimed.

‘Even, the Jamalganj police did not allow me to record a general diary in this regard,’ she alleged, adding that her son was not involved with any political party or ‘any group with specific opinion.’

Mentioning that Sajib was not involved with any anti-state or anti-social activities and that he was not accused in any case, Nadira Begum requested the PM and the administration to intervene into the matter and return her son back to her.

Jamalganj police officer-in-charge Saiful Alam, however, told New Age that Sajib was picked up by a team of a law enforcement agency from Dhaka.

‘We assisted the team as they sought our help but we do not know why they had detained Sajib,’ he said adding that they were asked not to disclose the name of the law-enforcement agency.   

The police officer said that they asked Sajib’s relatives to contact with higher authorities for getting proper information about him.

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