Missing Preacher: Wife asks him to be returned immediately
The wife of Abu Taw Haa Muhammad Adnan, a young Islamic preacher who remained missing for six days along with three others, again urged the authorities to take steps for their immediate safe return.
"I am not doing well physically and mentally. I do not know what to say at a press conference… I want my husband's safe return," Adnan's wife Sabikunnahar said.
Talking to journalists at Dhaka Reporters' Unity yesterday, she also sought the prime minister's intervention in tracing his husband and three others.
At the press conference, Sabikunnahar said that her husband was innocent and did not belong to any political party.
"Yet, if he commits any crime, please show him arrested and try him under the existing law… But I just want to know his whereabouts," she appealed.
She also said, "At least, let us know where and how he is now. I request all of you to help us."
Sabikunnahar said they sent letters to the Prime Ministers' Office and Rab headquarters in this regard.
Adnan, his driver, and two companions have been missing since June 10. They were returning to Dhaka from Rangpur on that day.
Sabikunnahar said, "My husband was on his way to Dhaka and told me that two motorcycles were following him and asked me to pray for his safe return…but we did not find him anymore."
The family earlier said they could communicate last with Adnan over WhatsApp when he shared his location that showed he was in Dhaka's Gabtoli at that time.
When Adnan's wife was speaking at the press conference, his followers formed a human chain in front of the Dhaka Reporters' Unity.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, at a programme in Gazipur, said they heard about the disappearance of Adnan and that the law enforcers were looking into the matter with importance.