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Monday, October 19, 2015, Kartik 4, 1422 BS, Muharram 5, 1437 Hijr

23 Months Of Disappearance
Families still wait for Sujon-Farhad
Crime Follow-up
Published :Monday, 19 October, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 108

Mahabub Alam
"I cannot hold my tears when our two-year-old son Mizba calls 'father, father.' I only console him by saying that your father will come soon," Tanzina Akhter said in utter frustration.
Her husband Mahabub Hasan Sujon along with one Kazi Farhad were picked up by some people introducing themselves as police personnel from Nayakandi village at Shammandi Union of Sogargaon upazila in Narayanganj on December 7 in 2013 but their whereabouts are still unknown.
 Their family members left no stone unturned to find them out but in vain. They are still awaiting them.
 "How many days will I console our son together with seven-year-old daughter Zeba as such?" She questioned.
"It is the duty of law-enforcers as the staff of republic to find out my husband and Farhad," she said.
Families of the duo, JCD activists and residents of Sabujbagh in the city, are now totally frustrated as the law-enforcers are yet to trace their whereabouts though 23 months have elapsed.
Farhana Rahman, wife of Farhad, said after her husband disappearance, she with their two years old daughter Fateha is living in extreme hardship.
"Still I dream one day my husband will return to us," she said in tears. 
The senior members of the two families said if their dears are criminals, they should be brought to the book, but not into disappearance.
Sakil, younger brother of Sujon, told the daily Observer that his brother and Farhad went to visit one of their relatives (Salam Chairman's) house in Sonargaon.
They were supposed to return to Dhaka after one day. But some five to six persons in plainclothes came to the house at night on the aforementioned date introducing them as forces of Sonargaon Police Station and arrested Sujon and Farhad on robbery allegation.
"When we contacted the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the police station, he refused of such allegation, saying that no police personnel conducted any raid at the house on that night," he said.
"We requested the OC to register a general diary (GD) but he utterly rejected," Sakil said.
"We heard from people close to the Detective Branch (DB) of police, they detained the duo and kept in its office, Mintoo Road in the city."
On contact, the DB personnel refused the claim.
It was also informed that the detainees would be produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court on December 8 but nothing happened.
A general diary was lodged with Sabujbagh Police Station on December 11 in 2013.
When contacted, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the Sabujbagh Police Station Rafiqul Islam told this correspondent that they tried to trace them but in vain.
Rashida Begum, mother of Sujon, requested the law-enforcing agencies to find out her son.
"If you (Law-enforcers) cannot rescue my son alive, recover his body so that we can console our minds at least."

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