The family members and relatives of a missing Awami League activist formed a human chain at Siddhirganj Power Station in Narayanganj today demanding his return alive.
They alleged that Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members abducted Mohammad Ismail, 42, and demanded Tk 2 crore from them before the sensational abduction and murder of seven people in Narayanganj.
Ismail, a contractor by profession and resident of Kanchpur area, has been missing since February 7, his wife Josna Begum said.
She claimed that they received a letter demanding Tk 2 crore from the family after Ismail went missing, reports our correspondent at the event.
The letter added that Ismail's family has to pay Tk 2 crore to Lt Col Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, who was then commanding officer of Rab-11 in Narayanganj if they want him back alive, Josna also said.
She said they had managed Tk 1 crore to give Tareque but the Rab official was sent on pre-mature retirement on May 6 over his alleged involvement with the abduction and killing of seven people including Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam.