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12:00 AM, November 11, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:38 AM, November 11, 2017

Tangail UP member 'abducted'

Family claims he was picked up by plainclothes DB men; law enforcers deny

A union parishad member in Tangail was abducted by the Detective Branch (DB) of police from the court premises on November 5, alleged his family members yesterday.

The law enforcers, however, denied the allegation.

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On that day, Jahangir Hossain, a member of Dynna Union Parishad in Sadar upazila, had to appear before the Second Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court.

Around 11:30am, while getting out of the courtroom, some plainclothes men, introducing them as DB police, picked him up in a CNG-run three-wheeler, alleged his wife, Reshma Begum.

She was speaking at a press conference at Tangail Press Club yesterday. She claimed that she heard about her husband's abduction from the driver.

The family members went to the Tangail DB office, Tangail Model Police Station, and local offices of the Rapid Action Battalion and Police Bureau of Investigation, but to no avail, she alleged.

On Tuesday, the family lodged a general diary (GD) with Tangail Model Police Station.

Reshma said her husband is also general secretary of Dynna union unit of Jubo League. “We are very worried…,” she added.

Responding to a question from journalists, she said her husband is an accused in five cases. He is now on bail in all of them, she added.

Contacted, Ashok Kumar Sinha, officer-in-charge of Tangail DB police, said they did not pick up Jahangir. “He is an accused in a dozen of cases, including murder. He has many rivals and used to remain in hiding most of the time. Anything could happen to him.”

“Earlier, Jahangir's family told the Tangail superintendent of police that he was picked up through a pick-up. Now they are saying it was a three-wheeler. We don't use such vehicles,” he added.

“We are, however, investigating the matter to see whether any vested quarter is conspiring against the detective branch…”

“We're also looking for the driver of the three-wheeler,” he added.

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