• Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020
  • Last Update : 03:35 pm

Fears grow as journo Kajol remains missing

  • Published at 10:09 pm March 14th, 2020
Shafiqul Islam Kajol
Shafiqul Islam Kajol Collected

Paribagh near Hatirpool was the location where the journalist was seen for the last time at about 6:45pm on March 10 before he went missing

Fears continue to grow as there is no trace yet of journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol, who went missing on Tuesday.

The journalist's son Monorom Palak said that the family was yet to establish any contact with him, as the journalist’s mobile phone remained switched off. The family lodged a general diary (GD) with Chawkbazar police station on Wednesday.

Paribagh near Hatirpool was the location where the journalist was seen for the last time at about 6:45pm on March 10 before he went missing, according to his family.

When asked, Mushi Abdus Lokman, sub-inspector (SI) of Shahbag Police Station, said that the police had collected the mobile call record details (CDR) of Kajol and were trying to locate his whereabouts.

Kajol is among those accused in a case filed against Manabzamin Editor Matiur Rahman Chowdhury and 31 others under the Digital Security Act with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Jan-e Alam said that the police station had not arrested Kajol in the case.

HRW: Urgently locate missing journalist

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday demanded the Bangladesh authorities urgently locate journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol

“The case of Shafiqul Islam Kajol is deeply concerning, particularly given the Bangladesh authorities’ record of abducting people and holding them in secret detention where their safety and lives are at risk,” said Brad Adams, executive director of the Asian division of Human Rights Watch, in a statement. 

“The Bangladesh government should take immediate steps to locate Kajol and bring him to safety.”

“Bangladeshis should not live in fear of abduction if they share something on Facebook,” Adams said. 

“The government needs to seriously investigate the many cases in which family members allege that the victim was picked up by the security forces but the whereabouts of the abducted person remain unknown,” he added.

Earlier, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Amnesty International called upon the Bangladesh authorities to locate the whereabouts of missing journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol.

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