Home ministry orders cops to trace him
The home ministry yesterday asked police and Rapid Action Battalion to immediately locate BNP leader Chowdhury Alam who went missing on June 25.
The directive came from a meeting of the core committee on law and order chaired by Home Minister Sahara Khatun.
Family members and party colleagues alleged Chowdhury Alam, also the Dhaka City Corporation ward-56 councillor, was picked up by law enforcers.
Law enforcement agencies denied the allegation.
State Minister for Home Shamsul Islam Tuku, who was present at the meet, expressed suspicion that Alam might have staged a drama of disappearing, meeting sources said.
He instructed law enforcers to probe whether Alam was kidnapped or there was any mystery behind it.
The meeting also discussed law and order in the country following the arrest of Jamaat-e-Islami leaders.
Home Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder, Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad and Rab Director General Hassan Mahmood Khandker, among others, were present at the meet.