A family has demanded the involvement of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to trace a former officer of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), who has been missing for four months.
Shamima Akhtar, wife of Lt Col Hasinur Rahman, a former Rab commanding officer living in Dhaka, placed the call at a press conference held in Dhaka this afternoon.
“We are helpless without him. Honourable Prime Minister, you are the last hope, last resort. Please direct law enforcers to trace him out,” she pleaded at the press conference.
None other than the law enforcers could pick him up from a secured place like Mirpur DOHS, she added; claiming that her husband has fallen prey to a conspiracy.
Lt Col Hasinur Rahman, who was also in the army (sacked), was allegedly picked up by plainclothes men at around 10:30pm on August 8 when he was on his way home.
He cried for help when the plainclothes men tried to force him into a microbus. As locals approached to help him, the men, wearing jackets with “DB” inscribed on them, told them they were detectives.
Coming in two microbuses, they also picked up the caretaker of the house as he tried to capture photos but later dropped him on the way. Both Rab and police, however, had denied picking him up.
Shamima filed a general diary with Pallabi Police Station after the incident.