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Abu Bakar Siddique

It's BIWTA at fault

Pinak-6 Disaster

It's BIWTA at fault

Hours after his arrest, Abu Bakar Siddique, the owner of Pinak-6, blamed BIWTA officials and some influential people at the launch terminals for the disaster that claimed over 100 lives. "I am an owner. I don't stay all the time at the launch terminal … How can I know the number of passengers getting...

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Abductions

What the state must do

One is relieved at the safe return of Abu Bakar Siddique from the clutches of his captors. There is little question that frantic efforts made by his wife Syeda Rizwana Hasan, direct intervention of the prime minister in the drive for Siddique's rescue and intensive operations launched by the law enforcement and security agencies have been instrumental in saving his life. The need for the state will now be to ensure that Siddique, his wife and children remain safe and...

Any land-related case your wife filed?

Any land-related case your wife filed?

Abu Bakar Siddique was not the first person to have been confined to that house. “Some other people were also brought and kept there. A few of them were killed and others were released,” Siddique, businessman and husband of environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, told The Daily Star yesterday, quoting a person who stood...

Abduction, Release

Questions go unanswered

Questions go unanswered

He was abducted in broad daylight at gunpoint, released unhurt about 33 hours later, and his captors demanded no ransom from him or his family. So why was Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, kidnapped and by whom? Neither the law enforcers nor the victim and his family can...

Cops acting on Siddique statement: DMP

Cops acting on Siddique statement: DMP

The law enforcers are pushing ahead with their investigation to track down the abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique on the basis of his statement made before a court in Narayanganj, police authorities said today. "We are looking for some suspects based on what he said before the court yesterday," Monirul Islam, spokesperson of Dhaka...

Govt freed Siddique fearing consequence: Khaleda

Govt freed Siddique fearing consequence: Khaleda

Blaming the government for the abduction of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of environmental lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia today alleged that it freed the victim sensing dire consequence for the act. "The government was responsible for this abduction. An oust government movement could have started had Bakar not freed immediately," the...

Abduction of Abu Bakar Siddique

Nation outraged

Different organisations and eminent citizens yesterday expressed deep concern over the abduction of businessman Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) Chief Executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Manusher Jonno Foundation, Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), Sramik Nirapatta Forum in separate statements demanded immediate rescue of Siddique and punishment for the culprits. Quoting a report of ASK, Sujan in its statement said 68 people were abducted in 2013, while the number stood at 39 from January...

‘The house is frequently used to keep abductees’

‘The house is frequently used to keep abductees’

Hours after his release, Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, said the house where he was held captive is frequently used to keep abducted people. "I talked to the caretakers of the house where I was kept and from their conversation I realized that the abductors had kept other...

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

BNP today alleged that abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, were involved in the disappearance of its leader M Ilias Ali. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the remark while addressing a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office at noon. Ilias, former...

First image of microbus emerges

First image of microbus emerges

With no information found yet on the whereabouts of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) chief executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Narayanganj police today said the abductors drove towards Dhaka. The blue microbus crossed the toll plaza of Mayor Hanif Flyover at 2:53pm, Narayanganj police said after scrutinising the video footage...

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