• Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
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CU student allegedly picked up by plainclothes men


Md Nezam Uddin had completed his honours in Law just few days ago, said Abbas Uddin, younger brother of Nezam, at a press briefing in Chittagong Press Club on Wednesday. His LLB result was yet to be published, said the brother at the briefing also attended by Nezam’s father Ahmed Kabir, uncle Nabi Hossen, and friend Md Salauddin. Nezam’s father is a farmer and his family has been living at Sonakania union’s Mirzakhil village under Satkania upazila. Abbas, Nezam and another person had been living at a rented room on the second floor of Boro Mian Masjid of Bakalia and the two brothers run a grocery shop beside the mosque, according to Abbas. “On that day around 3:30pm, I found a group of eight to nine unidentified persons had handcuffed my brother Nezam. When I asked their identities, they introduced themselves as law enforcers. They took my brother in an ash coloured microbus and left the spot,” said Abbas. “Failing to trace him out, me and my family members went to Bakalia police station on that night to know my brother’s whereabouts, but police told me that they did not arrest any person named Nezam,” said Abbas. He also alleged that the on-duty officer of the police station also declined to lodge any General Dairy (GD) in this regard. Following the incident, they also went to DB office, RAB and Chittagong District police headquarters to know his brother’s fate, but none of the law enforcing agencies cooperated with them, alleged the brother. Abul Mansur, officer-in-charge of Bakalia police station, told the Dhaka Tribune: “They had come to the police station to know whether we had arrested the person. We told them that the police did not arrest anyone in this name. They were told that other law enforcing agencies might have picked him up.” “But they did not come with any complaint,” added the OC. Abbas claimed that his brother was a pious man and followed the rules of Islam and he had no involvement in any kind of political activities. “My family members, especially, my mother is going through a tough time and she has mentally and physically broken down hearing the news,” said Abbas.