Former state minister for home affairs Sohel Taj in a Facebook status posted on Friday night alleged that his cousin’s son was abducted from Chattogram city.
In the status, Sohel claimed that they knew who the abductors were and urged them to bring his nephew back safely.
The victim is Sayed Iftekhar Alam alias Sourav, a student of media and communication at Independent University Bangladesh.
“We know who you are. We will reveal your names in public if you don’t give my nephew back,” Taj’s status read.
According to the victim’s family, Sourav was picked up by plainclothes men from in front of Afmi Plaza on June 9 around 7:00pm.
Riten Saha, sub-inspector of Panchlaish Police Station, told The Daily Star that Idris Alam, the victim’s father, filed a missing person complaint with the station on June 10.
The complaint read that Sourav was picked by unknown men from in front of Afmi Plaza after he was asked to go there with his curriculum vitae to apply for a job, SI Riten said.
“We got some preliminary information about the incident. It needs further investigation. We are working relentlessly to find him and bring the perpetrators to book,” he added.
Yeasmin Jessy, the victim’s mother, alleged that one Saleh Azad Chowdhury was behind her son’s abduction due to a personal feud.
Contacted, Saleh denied the allegation and claimed that his name was being intentionally smeared to hamper his social status.