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Tearful wife calls for PM’s help to find missing AL leader

  • Published at 11:02 pm May 26th, 2017
Tearful wife calls for PM’s help to find missing AL leader
The wife of a Chittagong-based Awami League leader who was kidnapped two weeks ago has sought the prime minister’s intervention to help find her husband and bring about his safe return. Nur Nabi Mamun, the 33-year-old general secretary of the ruling party’s Urir Char union under Sandwip upazila, was abducted on his way to visit a shrine in Kabirhat upazila of Noakhali on the evening of May 12. His wife, Farzana Boby, made an emotional appeal to PM Sheikh Hasina while fighting back tears at a press conference at Chittagong Press Club on Friday. “Some 15 people in two microbuses kidnapped him,” said Boby, who has a 14-month-old daughter. “Since then his cellphone has remained switched off. The law enforcers are still clueless about his whereabouts.” Boby said she has no idea about who might be linked to the abduction or the motive behind it. Md Shahjahan, president of Sandwip upazila unit Awami League, told the media briefing that they have been contacting law enforcers regarding the matter, but to no avail. “We are yet to receive any positive response from the law enforcers. We urge the civil and police administration to step forward in helping the safe return of Mamun,” he said. According to family sources, Mamun’s sister, Selina Akter Shelly, was inside the shrine during the abduction. She filed a general diary with Kabirhat police station on May 13. Afterwards, Mamun’s nephew, Syed Rafiqul Islam Suman, also lodged a written complaint with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB 7).