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Missing Kushtia JSD leader yet to trace out

Staff Correspondent - February 4th, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are yet to trace out the missing Jatyia Samtantrik Dal (JSD) leader of Kushtia Mohabbat Hossain after nine days.
Mohabbat, Publicity secretary of JSD Kumarkhali upazila unit in Kushtia was abducted by a gang from Cantonment area in Khulna city on January 25. He was accused in several cases including two for murder.
Mohabbat’s Family on January 26 alleged that Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in plain cloth picked up Mohabbat. Moyna Khatun, wife of the victim at a press conference in the town on Saturday made the allegation.
A general diary was also filed in this regard.
According to family sources of the JSD leader, Mohabbat went to visit his younger sister in Khulna on Friday morning.
There he, alone went to the cantonment area in the evening. A group of people stopped Mohabbat in front of Garision Cinema Hall at about 9.00pm and introduced themselves as the member of Rab-6, Khulna.
Sources said few people of the area intercepted when the incident was taking place.
A fruit vendor owner of the area Nasir Ali approached  the spot when some people with arms tried to pick up Mohabbat on a micro bus.
“One of them identified himself as Captain Mehedi of Rab-12 and asked us to leave the place,” Nasir Ali told  this correspondent over phone.
The abductors even slapped Nasir when he asked to show his identity card, Nasir told.
“However, the Rab official show an identity card, but I could not see it clear as it was dark,” Nasir told.
Mohabbat cried for help and asked the people of the spot to inform the matter to his sister’s husband Habibur Rahman immediately. Habibur is a Sergeant in army at Khulna cantonment.
The micro bus (no-Dhaka metro Gha-7809l) left the place.
On information, Habibur rushed to the spot at about 10.00: pm and he immediately went to Khalispur police and filed a GD in this regard.  But no progress has found till the date.
The officials in Rab-6 were denying the matter since the beginning of the incident.
Captain Faruk of Rab-6 told the journalists that Rab was not even aware of the incident.